70 days on, Valley’s post-paid mobiles to come alive on Mon
Curbs On Net, Pre-Paid Cells To Continue
New Delhi/Srinagar: Seventy days after a communication lockdown was imposed in the Valley following the annulment of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, Kashmir will move closer to restoration of normal life with the state government announcing resumption of post-paid mobile services in all 10 districts from Monday.
While voice calls and SMS will be enabled, mobile internet will remain barred for now. The move is set to benefit around 40 lakh postpaid mobile subscribers in J&K who are in the Valley. Around 20 lakh pre-paid connections — which work only in the state and lack roaming facility — remain non-functional. In normal course, pre-paid SIM cards bought outside J&K too
20 lakh pre-paid connections
do not function in J&K.
The lifting of the ban on mobile communication in the Valley comes days after the J&K government withdrew its advisory, issued in early August, asking tourists to leave the state as a precautionary step and is part of calibrated steps to ease restric