Article 370 was revoked 70 days ago and since then the communication services in the valley were clipped. A week ago the state was opened for the tourists to visit and earlier today, local administration said services on the post-paid numbers were resumed from noon today.
The landline services are already active since over a month however the delay in lifting the curb from mobile services cam due to security reasons. Administration said, ‘After reviewing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a decision was taken to restore mobile phone facilities in all the remaining areas of Jammu & 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, 14 October, 2019. This will cover all 10 districts of Kashmir province’.
Jammu and Kashmir’s administration said ‘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’.
The valley has seen normalcy even though the militants have been threatening the local populations to carry on the civil resistance.