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Postpaid mobile services restored in Jammu and Kashmir after two months

File photo: An Indian security force personnel patrols in Kashmir. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 14, 2019, 12.12 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Postpaid mobile services were restored in the remaining parts of Jammu and Kashmir after two months on Monday.

Mobile network and landlines connections were suspended across Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, in view of security concerns in the region following Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370.

Although the landline network was restored in phases, restrictions remained on the usage of mobile devices in various parts of the Kashmir Valley.

The decision to restore mobile phone services comes days after Jammu and Kashmir Governor announced the withdrawal of security advisory for tourists from October 10.

The government had time and again reiterated that restrictions on mobile services were imposed in the valley to prevent misuse of these services for flaring tensions.

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Mobile network and landlines connections were suspended across Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, in view of security concerns in the region following Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370.