Postpaid Mobile Phone Services In Kashmir Restored
Police officers standing on top of shipping containers block the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front supporters from reaching the border during a protest in Jaskool, Pakistani Kashmir. (Source: PTI)

Postpaid Mobile Phone Services In Kashmir Restored

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Postpaid mobile services on all networks were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Monday, 72 days after they were snapped following restrictions.

Some 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones have become operational from Monday noon. Restrictions were imposed after the Centre on Aug. 5 abrogated the state's special status and bifurcated it into Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, which will come into being on Oct. 31.

Also read: India Imposes Fresh Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley

Partial fixed line telephony was resumed in the Valley on Aug. 17 and by Sept. 4, nearly 50,000 landlines were declared operational. In Jammu, the communication was restored within days of the blockade and mobile internet was started around mid-August. However, after its misuse, internet facility on cell phones was snapped on Aug. 18.

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