Postpaid mobile phones of all service providers are being restored from Monday night, a police official said. “With the improvement in the situation it has been decided to restore post paid telephony tonight,” a police spokesman said. All mobile phones except the BSNL postpaid mobile phones had stopped working in the Valley on September 12, a day before the Eid festival when the authorities feared large scale violence by the separatists. Broadband services on landlines, also suspended in the Valley on September 12, were restored on Saturday evening. All mobile Internet facilities however continue to remain suspended since July 9 when the ongoing unrest started in the Vally. Also Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography content
Mobile internet remains suspended in the violence-hit valley since July 10 after the unrest broke out in the wake of the killing of Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani with the security forces on July 8. According to reports more than 80 people including two cops have been killed and several thousands have been injured in the violence so far. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needy
Mobile telephony services, BSNL were snapped across the Valley at 4 PM. On the other hand BSNL offers unlimited night calling on any network in the country between 9PM to 7AM as complimentary service for all its landline customers. Last month, it announced that its landline subscribers will be able to make free unlimited calls on any mobile or landline number in the country on Sundays. BSNL has also announced a national unlimited 3G mobile data plan for Rs 1,099 and doubled the data usage limit in some existing plans, to counter competition in the market.
With additional inputs