2G Mobile and Landline services restored in J&K after 2 weeks
Landline services in 17 telephone exchanges of Kashmir Valley have been restored, officials said on Saturday. There are reportedly over 100 telephone exchanges in the region. Almost two weeks after clampdown, 2G mobile internet services were restored in Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur areas.
Telephone line services, including mobile phones and landlines, were suspended on August 5. Earlier on 16 August, the government said that landlines in the area will be restored in a phased manner. Schools to be opened after the weekend area by area said J&K chief secretary
On the other side, almost two weeks after being suspended, 2G mobile internet services have also been restored in Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur areas on Saturday. This comes after the authorities said the restrictions will be lifted in Jammu and Kashmir in a phased manner over the next few days. Telephone lines will also be restored in many parts of Srinagar on Saturday.
SC on Friday found six petitions posing legal challenges to the abrogation of Article 370 as 'defective.' They even warned the petitioners not to post incomplete petitions. Justice Gogoi said that he was unable to find the conclusive requirement in the petitions after reading them for half an hour. Supreme Court said that they will urge the government to restart services in phases at a brisk pace.