Some telephone connectivity in Kashmir to resume from tonight

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New Delhi - Schools in the Kashmir Valley will reopen after the weekend.

By Reuters, IANS

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2:10 PM

Last updated: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 8:27 PM

Some telephone connections in Indian Kashmir will be restored from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar, the top state government official said, after a lengthy communications shutdown.
"You will find a lot of Srinagar functioning tomorrow morning," Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said, in response to a question on restoring of landline telephones.
"Exchange by exchange they will be switching it on," he said. "Over the weekend, you'll have most of these lines functional."
The chief secretary also said 12 districts in Jammu and Kashmir were functioning normally while there was limited restrictions only in five districts.
Offices of the Jammu and Kashmir government are functioning normally in the Valley, while schools will reopen next week, he said.
Phone and internet connections were suspended earlier this month just before the federal government revoked Kashmir's special status to prevent protests.

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