Voice call, SMS, 2G mobile internet restored in parts of J&K, social media ban remains

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday said that it will restore the voice and SMS services for prepaid mobile phone users.

The services on prepaid mobile phones were barred on August 4 last year in wake of the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370.

Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal said that after a careful review, “the competent authority has ordered today that voice and SMS facilities shall be restored on all local prepaid sim cards across J&K.”
 
Rohit Kansal, the principal secretary to the administration of Jammu and Kashmir said the order will come into effect from Saturday.
 
He also said that 2G mobile data on postpaid mobiles for accessing whitelisted websites shall be allowed in all 10 districts of Jammu and in Kupwara, Bandipora in Kashmir division.
However, mobile internet shall remain suspended in Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Srinagar, Kulgam, Anantnag,  Shopian and Pulwama districts.