Mobile phone services from various service providers were restored across the Kashmir Valley after 20 days. “The decision was taken to ensure that the common man is not put to inconvenience. The decision to suspend mobile phone services for the last 20 days was taken to prevent anti-social elements from spreading rumors,” a senior officer of the provincial administration said. Also Read - Why smartphones must be classified as an essential product during COVID-19 lockdownsAlso Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needy
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“As the situation has started improving, we have decided to restore mobile phone services,” the officer said. Internet services on mobile phones, however, continued to remain suspended in the valley. The same were restored in the Jammu region of the state on Tuesday. For the last 20 days, only post paid mobile phones provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) worked in the Valley, but these also did not have internet facility.
Yesterday, mobile internet services were restored in Jammu region today after 16 days, officials said. The divisional administration reviewed the suspension of mobile Internet services in the Jammu region yesterday and it was decided to restore the same from midnight, a senior police officer said in Jammu.