According to Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal, these services will start in 10 districts of the state on Monday. He said that terrorist organizations like Lashkar-e-Taiba are trying to spread terror in the Valley. The ban was imposed only for the safety of the people.
Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal gave information.
Let us inform that after the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi government on August 5, mobile services in the state were stopped in view of security. However, mobile services are being started in a phased manner. Mobile services are still banned in some areas.
About 66 lakh mobile customers in the valley
There are about 66 lakh mobile customers in the Kashmir Valley, out of which about 40 lakh customers have post-paid facilities. The move was taken two days after the Center issued an advisory to open the valley for tourists.
Mobile services were closed on August 5
Mobile services were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 after the Center abrogated the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution. Partial fixed-line telephones were resumed in the Valley on August 17 and all landlines numbering around 50,000 were declared operational by September 4.
The communication system in Jammu was restored within days of the blockade and even mobile internet was launched in mid-August. But after its misuse, the internet facility on cellular phones was snapped on 18 August.