After 5 months of barring, J&K people are accessed with SMS and phone calls
The people of Jammu Kashmir are feeling little bit happy for getting an opportunity to have voice calls on mobile phones and sms after five months restrictions. The union government has suspended all the mobile, internet services in Jammu Kashmir while bifurcating and formations of new union territories . All those services are simply stopped in August and so far the people are struggling to contact with their friends and relatives , who are living in other areas. Finally in this month the government has given some relaxation and started restoring those services gradually in some areas.
The officials on Saturday stated that the viloice calls and SMS would be restored soon.
Government spokesman Rohit Kansal told at a press conference in Jammu that the restricted 2G internet services will be restored on the postpaid SIM cards in Bandipora and Kupwara districts of Kashmir and 10 other districts of Jammu.
“Mobile internet shall remain suspended in Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Srinagar, Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama,” he added.
Earlier on the eve of New Year, the government had announced to restore the SMS services in hospitals and schools in Kashmir.
On December 10, SMS service was enabled to facilitate students, scholarship applicants, traders and others. However, the service providers were allowed to resume machine-based messages while the subscribers were not allowed to send any messages from their mobiles.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on January 14 allowed the partial restoration of broadband internet for institutions in Kashmir Valley.
After the abrogation of Article 370 of Constitution, the internet services were suspended across Jammu and Kashmir by the government. However, the broadband services were restored later in Jammu region.
Mobile and broadband services were restored in the Ladakh region but in Kashmir, all forms of internet continued to remain suspended. Asusually restrictions are continuing on social media.