Mobile Postpaid Services Restored in J&K After 70 Days
As the Jammu and Kashmir administration restored postpaid mobile phone connectivity in the valley on Monday, 14 October, security forces have been asked to take all precautionary measures, news agency ANI reported.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, Dilbagh Singh, on Sunday 13 October said that all precautions shall be taken, in order to ensure peace in the region.
The state administration announced on Saturday that about 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones will become operational from Monday noon.
Over 20 lakh prepaid mobile phones, besides the mobile and other internet services, however, will remain suspended for now.
“When the curbs on the cell phones have been taken away, we are expecting large number of tourists to come there (Kashmir). We are also expecting that people, if they are somehow not able to do normal activities, have no more excuse not to do that.”Farooq Khan, Advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik
Asserting that radicalisation does not have any place in Jammu and Kashmir, he said the Valley youths have given a go-ahead to the radicalisation despite the best possible efforts by Pakistan which has left no stone unturned to destroy the beautiful state.
In reply to another question about the spurt in grenade attacks by terrorists including the one at Hari Singh High Street in Srinagar on Saturday which left seven pedestrians injured, Khan said "a grenade attack here and there is not going to make any effect on the situation”.
"Our neighbour (Pakistan) will continue to try its best to disturb the peace in Jammu and Kashmir but we are strong enough and have shown our resilience. The state has shown its resilience towards any such despicable actions by this neighbour," he said.