Indian government claims easing mobile phone restrictions in Occupied Kashmir

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Indian government claims easing mobile phone restrictions in Occupied Kashmir

[image: A photo taken on Sept 3, 2019, showing men gathering to make calls at a makeshift phone booth set up by Indian security forces in Srinagar.]SRINAGAR (AFP) - Most mobile phone connections in Kashmir will be restored, the Indian government said on Saturday (Oct 12), after it imposed a shutdown of more than two months since ending the troubled region's autonomy.

SRINAGAR - Indian government spokesman Rohit Kansal said the decision had been taken after a review of events in the restive Himalayan region.

"All post-paid mobile phones irrespective of the telecom service provider will stand restored and be functional from noon on Monday (Oct 14)," he told a press conference.

He added that the measure would apply to all districts of Kashmir .

The New Delhi government ended Kashmir 's autonomy on Aug 5 and imposed the mobile phone and Internet blackout as part of a huge security clampdown. -APP/AFP

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