Telephone connection has been restored in five districts of Jammu after over three weeks of suspension, reported ANI. The services were resumed in Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch districts.
Earlier on Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik had said that mobile phone connectivity was restored in Kupwara and Handwara districts and had informed that it would soon be extended to other districts.
Explaining the reason for the restrictions on Phone services, Malik said, “Phone and internet facilities were used to mobilise people and indoctrination. This is a weapon against us. That is why we have curbed the use of mobile phones and the internet. We will ease out restrictions gradually.”
Malik also had claimed that phone and internet services were mostly used by terrorists and Pakistanis for mobilisation and indoctrination, and less by the people of the state.
“There is much hullabaloo over the absence of telephone facilities. I want to say that people should wait for 10 more days. For us every life is important. Please try to understand the reasons behind these restrictions. Who uses phone and internet? It is of little use for us but is mostly exploited by terrorists and Pakistanis,” Malik told reporters here.