Mehbooba Mufti slams Centre over restrictions in J-K


SRINAGAR: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday slammed the central government over restrictions levelled in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mufti took to Twitter to share a media report, which stated that the Jammu and Kashmir administration is all set to restore the postpaid mobile telecommunication in the Valley.

“Only BSNL postpaid mobile services might be restored in a state where mobile phones have been suspended since 5th Aug. Most people have prepaid Jio/Airtel subscribers. GOI continues to embarrass itself internationally with its ‘normalcy’ acrobatics”, she tweeted.

“BSNL due to the government's preferential policies for private cellular companies is on the verge of collapse. Mostly Sarkari babus and cops use BSNL postpaid in the valley. Who are you trying to fool? I”, she added.

Restrictions were first imposed across Kashmir on 5 August when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcate the state into two Union territories.

The landline telephony services have been restored across the valley, meanwhile, mobile telephone services in most parts of Kashmir and all internet services continue to remain suspended since 5 August.

On August 5, the government had revoked some provisions of Article 370 to take away Jammu and Kashmir's special status and brought in a bill for splitting the state into two Union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

On August 6, the Parliament had approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories.

After the central government decided to revoke the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, several mainstream political leaders, including National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and Mufti were put under house arrest.


Image credit: New Indian Express



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