Mobile internet restored in Kashmir

They said that the decision to restore the prepaid mobile internet services will be taken shortly
Srinagar: Security personnel patrol the streets of Srinagar as authorities clamped curfew in all the 10 districts of Kashmir valley fearing large scale violence after Friday prayers on July 15, 2016. To prevent the spread of passion-stoking rumours and posts on social media by anti-social elements, authorities have suspended all internet and mobile phone connectivity in the Valley. (Photo: IANS)

Mobile Internet services on postpaid connections were restored tonight in Kashmir four months after these services were snapped due to the unrest in the Valley.

The mobile internet services were snapped on July 8 of this year following the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani in a gunfight in Bumdoora village of Kokernag area of South Kashmir’s Islamabad district. However, services were not suspended on State-run BSNL phones.

According to the decision to restore the prepaid mobile internet services will be taken shortly. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Javaid Mujtaba Gilani told local that the postpaid mobile internet services has been restored .

On October 14, prepaid mobile phone services were restored across Kashmir after remaining suspended for 98 days. However, mobile Internet services continued to remain suspended.

Postpaid mobile services were restored on July 26, the prepaid were restored a day after but outgoing call facility continued to remain barred.