Mobile phone services, fixed internet restored in Kashmir
Mobile phone services and fixed internet were reestablished in the Kashmir Valley this evening as the situation remained peaceful and under control, officials said.
Voice calls to mobile phones and internet services from all telecom service providers have been restored, they said.
Previously, only BSNL’s broadband and fiber optic lines worked.
Officials said mobile internet services would be restored on Sunday afternoon.
Mobile services, with the exception of BSNL’s postpaid services, were halted in the valley on Wednesday evening as a precautionary measure after the death of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Mobile internet and fixed line internet, with the exception of BSNL broadband and Bharat fiber, have also been banned.
Earlier, the decision to restore services was announced by Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar.
“So far the situation has remained peaceful and under control. Thank you for the public cooperation in maintaining law and order. Mobile (voice call) and broadband service from all TSPs will open from today ‘Today at 10 p.m., “the IGP said in a tweet about Kashmir. Zone police grip.
Then, in a statement, police said the situation in the Kashmir Valley remained peaceful and no untoward incidents had been reported out of nowhere.
A police spokesperson said that in view of the peaceful situation, voice calls on cell phones and broadband from all service providers will open at 10 p.m. Friday evening.
However, mobile internet services will remain closed until Sunday afternoon, the spokesperson said.
He asked the population not to pay attention to rumors spread by anti-national elements, especially on the other side of the border, to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere of the valley.