Srinagar: After remaining suspended for last 133 consecutive days in Kashmir, the authorities are likely to restore postpaid mobile internet services in Kashmir from mid-tonight, said sources.
Notably, the mobile internet services were snapped on July 8 of this year following the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani in a gunfight in Bumdoora village of Kokernag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Reliable sources informed KNS, “With the improvement in the situation in the Valley, the postpaid mobile internet services will be restored in Kashmir from mid-tonight.”
They said that the decision to restore the prepaid mobile internet services will be taken shortly.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Javaid Mujtaba Gilani told KNS that the postpaid mobile internet services will be restored from mid-tonight.
Pertinently, On October 14, prepaid mobile phone services were restored across Kashmir after remaining suspended for 98 days. However, mobile Internet services continued to remain suspended.
The prepaid mobile services were snapped across Kashmir on July 8 evening, soon after the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani.
Mobile Internet services were snapped on the same evening across the valley. However, services were not suspended on State-run BSNL phones.
Postpaid mobile services were restored on July 26, the prepaid were restored a day after but outgoing call facility continued to remain barred.
On August 11, again, mobile services were snapped across Kashmir, except BSNL postpaid.
On August 13, postpaid services were restored but broadband services were snapped. A day after, postpaid services, except BSNL, were again snapped.
On September 14, broadband services were snapped again. They were resumed after four days, on September 19.
On October 14, in an official statement, police said: “With the improvement in the situation prepaid mobile services are being restored from tonight.” (KNS)