Phone services have started in Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday, 17th August.
In Jammu, they have started the internet service with 2G speed. While in Kashmir they have started the landline service in Rajbagh area of Srinagar. However, it may take time for Internet service to be restored in Kashmir.
Apart from Jammu, Internet services have been started in Samba, Kathua, Udhampur with 2G speed. Restrictions have also been relaxed in the Rajouri region. In Rajouri, they will apply section 144 from nine at the night to five in the morning. The DM of Rajouri has also issued an order in this regard.
They have restored 2G services in 5 out of 10 districts of Jammu region. The authorities have also restored the services in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Resai districts of the state. However, the ban on Internet services in Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar districts still continues.
Internet and Telephone Services Down Since 5th August
Telephone service stopped in Jammu and Kashmir since last five August.
After the removal of Section 370, as a precautionary measure, the government had banned the phone and Internet service.
According to media reports, the state administration has also directed to open all schools and colleges and government offices in the state from Monday 19 August.
Significantly, in view of the removal of Article 370 by the Modi government, which gave privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, section 144 was implemented in the valley. Because of which the communication services in the valley were closed along with schools and colleges for the last 12 days. As the conditions are getting better, the strictures are being relaxed.
On August 16, a senior official of the Jammu and Kashmir administration told the media that now the situation is peaceful.
Restrictions on the movement of people have also been relaxed in most parts of the valley. So far the situation is peaceful. He told that the deployment of security forces is the same as before. They have allowed people to move around the city and other cities.