Postpaid mobile services restored in Kashmir after two months of lockdown

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Postpaid mobile services were restored in Kashmir Valley on Monday, almost two months after they were snapped following restrictions.

The restoration of mobile phone connections came 72 days after the government revoked Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Around 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones have become operational from Monday noon. Internet connectivity, however, will remain suspended for now, sources said.

Restrictions were imposed after the Central government on August 5 revoked the state’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union territories.

The state has been under strict restrictions since the government announced its decision to abrogate Article 370. Phone and internet connections were suspended to avoid any backlash.