Communication blackout Jammu: Mobile internet services have been replaced in 5-districts of Jammu region – Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathu, and Udhampur on Saturday morning after 12 days of limitations, ANI reported.
While the Jammu region has received some relief, the communication blackout in Kashmir valley continues.
Mobile internet services had been discontinued in Jammu and Kashmir on April-5 ahead of the Centre repealing Article 370 which granted special status to the state. The government also split the country into two union territories.
On Friday, Jammu and Kashmir chief administrator, BVR Subrahmanyam announced at a press conference in Srinagar that telecom connectivity would slowly be restored in a phased manner. He said the government has to keep in mind the constant threat posed by terrorist groups using mobile connectivity to plan terror attacks. Communication blackout in Jammu, Most lines would be working before the weekend is over, he told.
Also on Friday, the Supreme Court declined to intervene with restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it would like to give the government some more time to replace normalcy in the region.
The apex court was trying a petition by Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of Kashmir Times who has claimed the restrictions in the region. She had sought relaxation on the mobile, landline, Internet services and movement of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir.
A massive deployment of security forces remains across Kashmir valley.