While lifting the communication clamp down in Kashmir, authorities on Saturday said mobile phone services would be restored on Monday before noon. Meanwhile mobile phone services and internet facilities were suspended in Kashmir on August 5 after the special status granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 was revoked.
Reportedly mobile phone services were available in Jammu and Ladakh region of the state during this period, it continued to remain suspended in the valley since August 5. When speaking to media in Srinagar, spokesman of the state government rohit Kansal said, "Following improvement in the overall situation in the valley it has been decided to allow post-paid mobile phone services from Monday forenoon."
Moreover sources said, it had initially been decided to allow mobile phone connectivity only on BSNL post paid cell phones, but keeping in view the fact that not many locals have post paid BSNL mobile phones it was decided to restore services on all post paid mobile phones operated by different service providers and the restoration of mobile phone services will address the demands of all sections of the local society who had been seeking lifting of communication clampdown in Kashmir. Perhaps restoration of mobile phones will help professionals, students, business community and the common man to carry on daily activities of life with ease.