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Mobile services in Jammu & Kashmir were shut down on August 5 this year
Mobile services in Jammu & Kashmir were shut down on August 5 this year|File image
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Postpaid mobile services resume in J&K; but Net remains suspended

Although landline network was restored in phases after 72 days, restrictions remain on the usage of mobile devices in various parts of the Kashmir valley

Team EastMojo

Team EastMojo

New Delhi: Postpaid mobile services have been resumed in Kashmir, 72 days after restrictions were imposed by the government before abrogating Article 370 on Monday. However, internet connections in the area remain suspended as of now.

Although the landline network was restored in phases, restrictions remain on the usage of mobile devices in various parts of the valley.

The state administration has announced that about 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones have become operational from Monday and over 20 lakh prepaid mobile phones and internet services will remain suspended for now. The administration also said that tourists desirous of visiting the region will be provided with the necessary assistance.

The mobile services in Jammu and Kashmir were shut down on August 5 after the Centre announced the abrogation of the special status guaranteed to the state under Article 370 of the Constitution. The state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two Union territories -- J&K and Ladakh.