J&K Police on alert ahead of restoration of mobile services in the Valley

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Srinagar: As postpaid mobile connections will be restored in the Kashmir Valley from Monday noon, the state administration has put in place comprehensive anticipatory security measures across the state. According to agency reports, the state police department will be monitoring hate mongers and forces will be deployed across strategic locations to avoid unlawful gatherings.

“All precautions shall be taken,” Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. According to reports, the local police will keep a vigil for fake news and messages created to ignite unlawful activity in the region. Security forces have also received inputs that Pakistan-backed terror groups may carry out attempts to spread fake messages to create law and order situation in the Valley.

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“Having reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a decision has been taken to restore mobile phone facilities in all the remaining areas of Jammu and Kashmir. More specifically, all post-paid mobile phones, irrespective of the telecom service provider, will stand restored and be functional from 12 noon on Monday, 14 October 2019. This will cover all 10 districts of Kashmir province,” the state administration said on Saturday.

Earlier, Governor Satya Pal Malik had cited that mobile and communication networks were also used by terrorists for carrying out anti-national activities. The administration has stated that the tourists who will be visiting the city will also be able to use mobile facilities across the Valley.