Mobile service restored in IoK after 72-day blackout

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Srinagar: Mobile service in Indian occupied Kashmir has been restored on Monday after a 72-day blackout but the internet remains cut-off in the Muslim majority region.

India cut access to cellular networks in the valley in early August citing security concerns as it scrapped the special status and imposed a lock-down.

Today, the authorities easing cover around four million post-paid mobile phone contracts, but only for calls and text messages.

The internet is still unavailable both on cellphone and fixed line networks. Landlines were restored previously, although residents say connections are erratic.