Text messaging services were blocked in Indian-occupied Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday (Oct 15).
SMS services were stopped as a “precautionary measure” a few hours after postpaid mobile phone connections were restored in Kashmir Valley, officials said on Tuesday. Mobile phone services for postpaid subscribers resumed in Kashmir after 72 days on Monday noon, but without any internet facilities. By about 5 pm, SMS services were stopped too, officials said.
Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Monday that internet services would be resumed very soon, but officials in the security establishment maintained the process might take up to two months.
A decision on prepaid subscribers could be taken next month, they said.
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