The 2G mobile internet services have been restored in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The services have been restored 12 days in Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur around 1:00 pm.
The Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir had said on Friday in a press briefing that mobile services will be gradually restored in the valley. The landlines are expected to begin functioning across the region gradually as well.
On Friday, J&K Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said that the schools and colleges in the Union Territory will be opened from Monday and the situation will be eased gradually over the period of time in a few days. He added that the movement of public transport will also be initiated area-wise gradually, while the government offices have been made fully-functional from Friday itself.
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Below are a few other key announcements made by Subrahmanyam:
- There will be easing of restrictions in the next few days in an orderly way.
- Schools will be opened after the weekend area-wise.
- Movement of public transport area-wise.
- Government offices have been made fully-functional from today. Attendance in many offices has been quite.
- Telecom connectivity will gradually be eased in restored in a phased manner.
- Flights will function normally from Monday
- Preventive detentions are being reviewed and appropriate decisions will be made based on law and order assessment.
- In a few days, life in Jammu and Kashmir will become absolutely normal. The roads are at present are full of regular traffic.
- 12 out of 22 districts are functioning normally with some limited restrictions in 5 districts. The measures put in place have ensured that there has not been a single loss of life.
Clarifying on the need to put restrictions on the lives of Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Secretary said that the history of cross-border terrorism required the government to put in place certain preventive steps as a precautionary measure.
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