Phone lines restored, schools reopened in Jammu and Kashmir

Phone lines restored, schools reopened in Jammu and Kashmir
Phone lines restored, schools reopened in Jammu and Kashmir

Postpaid mobile networks have been restored in Kupwara district. Mobile numbers of officials working in essential service departments and others have also been restored and schools have been reopened. Teachers have registered 75% attendance but that of students is still thin.

All banks and ATMs are functional. Ten internet kiosks have been created in all district headquarters with a minimum of five terminals in each district for departmental purposes, like e-tendering submission of scholarship forms and job applications. All these services were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir over security concerns following the abrogation of Article 370, after which Section 144 of the CrPC was implemented.

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Jammu and Kashmir is now a union territory with a legislative assembly while Ladakh has been named a UT without a legislative assembly. In response to abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan called off bilateral trade and has been trying to internationalize the issue. Recently, China and Pakistan issued a joint statement, in which the Kashmir issue was described as a dispute left over from history.

-PTC News