Published: Mon, October 14, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Postpaid mobile phone services to resume in Kashmir

Postpaid mobile phone services to resume in Kashmir

More specifically, all post-paid mobile phones, irrespective of the telecom service provider, will stand restored and be functional from 12 noon on Monday, October 14, 2019.

Landline phones were completely resumed in September after people made an appeal to the government.

While internet remains blocked, Kansal said internet kiosks were being set up, some specifically for tourists. "They have been at home since last 70 days", said Bashir Ahmad, a resident of Rajbagh, while sitting with his son and wife. "I had tears in my eyes when I spoke to her".

Jalgaon: Hitting out at the opposition parties for objecting to the government's decision of abrogating Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were not just a piece of land, but "crown of India". She was equally emotional.

Even supposing cell phone companies had been on hand in Jammu and Ladakh dwelling of the explain at some level of this duration, it persisted to live suspended in the valley since August 5.

Authorities had cited inputs of large scale terror attacks in the valley to suspend the calling service; however, the government spokesman said that they are still receiving credible inputs of Pakistan based terror groups trying to carry out attacks in Kashmir.

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India cut access to mobile networks in the restive Kashmir Valley in early August citing security concerns as it scrapped the region's semi-autonomous status and imposed a lockdown.

According to the Kashmir Media Service, shops and main markets are shut and public transport is off the roads in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu as a mark of protest to express resentment against the Indian occupation.

The administration also stated that with this step, tourists will be able to visit the state without being handicapped by the lack of phone connectivity, students can be in touch with parents while attending schools, businessmen can be in touch with customers, transporters can contact clients, and contractors can be in touch with staff.

Sources stated, it had initially been determined to permit cell phone connectivity exclusively on BSNL postpaid cell telephones, however protecting in view the truth that not many locals have postpaid BSNL cell phones it was determined to revive providers on all postpaid cell phones operated by completely different service suppliers.

An article published in The New York Times on October 7, titled "In Kashmir, a race against death, with no way to call a doctor", gave accounts of doctors and patients in occupied Kashmir who say the crackdown has taken many lives.

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