Srinagar, Aug 17: Taking the first step to ease restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of Article 370, the state administration today restored 2G mobile internet services restored in Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur districts.
One of the key reasons behind a clampdown on communication was the constant threat posed by terrorist’s organizations in using mobile connectivity to organize terror actions in the Valley.
The government has decided to lift restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, in a phased and gradual manner. The restrictions were placed in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 which ended the special status of Jammu & Kashmir.
“Keeping in view the evolving situation and cooperation of people, we are now taking measures to ease the restrictions in a gradual calibrated manner after the reports that today’s Friday prayers have gone quite peacefully. There would be easing of restrictions in the next few days in an orderly manner and restriction on movement would be removed area by area,” ANI quoted J&K Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam as saying.
Schools in the valley will also reopen from Monday and government offices have already started functioning.