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India to Ease Mobile Phone Shutdown in Kashmir

Voice of America
12 Oct 2019, 22:05 GMT+10

SRINAGAR, INDIA - Most mobile phone connections in Kashmir will be restored, the Indian government said Saturday, after it imposed a shutdown of more than two months since ending the troubled region's autonomy.

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," 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 August 5 and imposed the mobile phone and internet blackout as part of a huge security clampdown.

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