Voice call, SMS, 2G mobile internet restored in parts of J&K

Social media ban remains

New Age Desk | Published: 00:32, Jan 19,2020


Broadband internet and 2G mobile internet services have been restored in parts of Jammu and Kashmir, J&K principal secretary Rohit Kansal said while addressing media on Saturday, reports India Today.

The 2G mobile internet services have been restored on post-paid mobile phones for accessing only whitelisted sites to be restored in all ten districts of Jammu and two districts of Kashmir- Kupwara and Bandipora, Rohit Kansal said.

‘The mobile internet connectivity shall, however, remain suspended in the districts of Srinagar, Budgam, Ganerbal, Baramulla, Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama,’ the government order released on Saturday said.

However, the ban on social media will continue in these districts. Broadband internet is available across banks in J&K for the meantime.

Further, voice call and SMS services have been restored for all pre-paid connections across the Union Territory, the principal secretary of J&K administration said.

‘Voice call and SMS facility only shall be restored on all local pre-paid sim cards across the UT of J&K. Further, in order to consider the provision of mobile internet connectivity on such sim cards, the Telecom Service Providers shall initiate the process for verification of credentials of these subscribers as per the norms applicable for post-paid connections,’ the order said.

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