India Set To Partially Restore Mobile Phone Lines In Kashmir

www.oann.com | 9/20/2019 | Staff
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SRINAGAR (Reuters) – India said on Saturday it would partially restore mobile phone services in Kashmir on Monday, more than two months after it imposed a communications clampdown in the Himalayan region before stripping it of its special status.

Rohit Kansal, principal secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir government, said that “all post-paid mobile phones” will be restored and be functional from 12 noon on Oct. 14. The move will apply to all 10 districts of the Kashmir valley, he told a press briefing in Srinagar on Saturday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government cut off telephone and internet lines in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of revoking the state’s special rights on Aug. 5, striking down long-standing constitutional provisions for the Muslim-majority region that is also claimed by neighboring Pakistan.

Before that decision, Indian authorities also made mass arrests in Kashmir, including of political leaders and activists, evacuated tourists, and flooded the region with troops, citing possible militant attacks by Pakistan-backed groups – assertions that Islamabad has rejected.

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The communication restrictions have hit people’s access to healthcare and services and rights groups have been calling for them to...
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