Postpaid Mobile Phone Services to Resume From Monday, Says J&K Govt

  • Postpaid Mobile Phone Services to Resume From Monday, Says J&K Govt

Postpaid Mobile Phone Services to Resume From Monday, Says J&K Govt

Police said militants threw a grenade in a market area near the old town in Srinagar injuring seven people. "Over 99 per cent of the areas of Jammu and Kashmir have absolutely no movement restrictions", he said.

Postpaid mobile phone services in all districts of Kashmir will be restored on Monday noon, the Jammu and Kashmir administration said on Saturday. "This will cover all 10 districts of Kashmir province", announced Kansal.

But the easing of the communications blockade was the latest bid by the authorities to show that its tough policies were working.

Jammu and kashmir spokesman Rohit Kansal along with inspector General of Police Swayam Prakash Pani and Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Baseer Khan addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Saturday October 12,2019.

All post-paid mobile services "irrespective of the telecom service provider will stand restored and be functional from 12 noon on Monday, October 14", Kansal said.

The mobile services in Jammu and Kashmir were shut down on August 5 after the Centre announced in New Delhi the scrapping of the special status guaranteed to the state under Article 370 of the constitution.

An administration official said that Kashmir residents will have to wait a while more for internet services to be restored.

Landlines were allowed to operate last month, and an advisory asking tourists to not travel to the region was lifted earlier this week.

Kansal said all those detained would be released gradually after review.

The leader of the opposition Congress party in the region, GA Mir, was sceptical of the government's announcement.

Restoration of mobile phones will help professionals, students, business community and the common man to carry on daily activities of life easily.

"The government claims not a single bullet was sacked".

India maintains that most people in its part of the disputed region support the move to take away the special status.

Facing worldwide pressure to ease people's suffering and restore normal life, Indian authorities announced this past week that they would allow tourists back into the region after ordering them to leave in August because of security concerns.

The restoration of mobile phone services will address the demands of all sections of the local society who had been seeking lifting of communication clampdown in Kashmir. "Will they get a service".

Before that decision, Indian authorities also made mass arrests in Kashmir, including of political leaders and activists, evacuated tourists, and flooded the region with troops, citing possible militant attacks by Pakistan-backed groups - assertions that Islamabad has rejected. The two countries have fought two wars over the territory and cross-border clashes regularly erupt.