Srinagar/New Delhi: The mobile phone and internet communications which were blocked by the government in the Kashmir valley were restored after a period of over 72 days. The restoration of the mobile phone services comes over two months after the government revoked the decades-old special privileges in Jammu & Kashmir.
Even though the mobile phone services became operational from today noon, however, internet connectivity will remain suspended for now. The centre had ended the special status of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status on August 5 by bifurcating it into two union territories.
The centre also imposed massive security restrictions to prevent any backlash by terrorists and even took measures that include arresting politicians, evacuating tourists, posting extra troops and blocking phone and internet lines.