Government Lifts Mobile Phone Ban In Jammu & Kashmir


Mobile phones to be restored from 12 noon
on Monday, 14 October 2019 Government of Jammu & Kashmir in a press statement on October
12 said that In the light of the important constitutional changes that were made in relation
to Jammu & Kashmir in August 2019, a number of restrictions were imposed from 4 August
2019 in order to prevent externally aided terrorists from disturbing peace and inflicting
casualties on innocent citizens. It is now a well established fact that there
have been sustained attempts from across the border, both in the past and more so in the
last two months, to promote militancy and terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir in order to create
a sense of fear and terror among the people and keep the place in a disturbed condition. It is also a fact that the attempts from across
the border to disturb normal life continue. Credible inputs continue to be received of
the likelihood of large scale terrorist attacks, sponsored by forces inimical to the nation
and from outside its borders. These terrorist attacks are meant not only
to cause large scale damage to life and property but also create an atmosphere of fear and
terror among the people of Jammu & Kashmir, the vast majority of whom are peace loving. Banned organizations such as Lashkar-e-Toiba,
Jaish-e-Mohammed, Hizbul Mujahideen continue to make attempts to terrorise the people of
Jammu & Kashmir. It was in anticipation of this that the restrictions
were imposed so that externally aided terrorism does not lead to a loss of innocent lives. It is a tribute, both to the people of Jammu
& Kashmir and to the security forces, that these measures have ensured that there is
no unnecessary loss of life in Jammu & Kashmir. This is remarkable, given the history of events
in 2008, 2010 & 2016. Some killings and injuries have been inflicted
by terrorists, including on a baby, to prevent traders, businessmen and transporters from
doing their normal business. Since 16 August, there has been a gradual
removal of the restrictions that were imposed and by the first week of September, most restrictions
were removed. Barring 8-10 Police Stations, movement restrictions
have been completely removed. Over 99% of the area of Jammu & Kashmir has
no restrictions on movement. Telephone landlines have been fully restored
and are functioning for over six weeks. Mobile phone facilities were restored in Jammu
and Ladakh and subsequently in 1 Kupwara district. Media was facilitated through the Media Centre
equipped with all facilities. Schools were gradually reopened since August
and Universities, Colleges and Higher Secondary schools were reopened in the last 10 days. Examination schedules have been announced. Air services are operating normally and air
booking has been facilitated in Srinagar with new counters in the city. People inconvenienced by restrictions were
facilitated. Haj Yatris were helped in their travels. 25 Internet kiosks are operating in each district
in the DC office to help students, contractors and government departments to carry out their
functions. Students have been using this facility to
apply for exams, download admission cards, etc. This week, the Travel Advisory to tourists
issued in August 2019 has been lifted. Tourists are welcome to visit the state and
they will be facilitated for their visit. Internet facilities are being opened in tourist
places to assist tourists wanting to access internet. To help apple growers, an ambitious Market
Intervention Scheme has been launched by the Central Government through NAFED and the Horticulture
department here. The prices for apples have been revised last
week and the prices for the best varieties are highly competitive. Having reviewed the situation in Jammu & Kashmir,
a decision has been taken to restore mobile phone facilities in all the remaining areas
of Jammu & Kashmir. More specifically, all post-paid mobile phones,
irrespective of the telecom service provider, will stand restored and be functional from
12 noon on Monday, 14 October 2019. This will cover all 10 districts of Kashmir
province. With this step, tourists will be able to visit
the state without being handicapped by the lack of phone connectivity, students can be
in touch with parents while attending schools, businessmen can be in touch with customers,
transporters can contact clients, and contractors can be in touch with staff. The government urges businessmen, industrialists,
traders, transporters, shopkeepers, hoteliers and contractors not to be frightened by the
threats of terrorists and separatists and go about their normal activities. The government is firm in its resolve that
the attempts of these disruptive elements will be foiled. The Government thanks the people of Jammu
& Kashmir for being cooperative and helping in maintaining peace and public order. 2

Comments 1

  • plz logically explain how in 80 lac + 11 lac of armed forces how terrorist can survive
    in 80 lac as a lot of killings n presioners in Jail so the population is mostly consist of women, and more than 75 % r in homes,
    so technically around 30 lac of people there are 11 lac of armed forces

    if your clam r true
    then the Indian armed forces r the most most most stupid and incapable forces of the Universe

    think about it and accept the both things

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