Postpaid mobile services restored in Kashmir after 72 days, no internet yet

Jammu: Postpaid mobile phone services were restored across all networks in the Kashmir Valley on Monday, 72 days after they were snapped. The services were blocked on August 4, the day before the government revoked the state’s special constitutional status and imposed restrictions to prevent law and order problems. But around 26 lakh prepaid connections and internet services will take longer to be restored.

Restrictions under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which bans the assembly of four or more people, were imposed in Ayodhya late on Sunday. The orders will be in place till December 10. The restrictions were placed as the Supreme Court hearing in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case ends on October 17. A judgement is expected by November 17, as Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires then.