No new cellular connections to be sold in Kashmir

Srinagar, 19 July: The J&K government has supposedly directed the state run BSNL to stop issuing new post paid SIM cards to people.

According to reports in Kashmir Media, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited officials maintained that the police had earlier asked the BSNL authorities to suspend the services including landline connections. The BSNL post-paid service and the landline connections are the functional only means of communication in the valley presently.

However, on Sunday, the J&K police allegedly asked the BSNL authorities not to issue fresh SIM cards, according to reports in Kashmir Media.

“This is sabotage and despite the prevailing tensions, we have deployed the men to restore the network in the area,” said an official. He said the services to the North Kashmir areas will be resumed by tomorrow.

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