Mobile Internet services restored in Kargil after 145 days of curbs

The bench said it needed to ensure balance of national security and human rights.

Mobile Internet services were restored in Kargil district of Ladakh on Friday (December 27) after remaining suspended for 145 days in the wake of the Centre abrogating provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, officials said.

Internet in Kashmir however, remains suspended.

The services were restored in view of complete normalcy returning to Kargil, with no untoward incident taking place over the past four months, the officials said.


They said local religious leaders have appealed to people not to misuse the facility.
Broadband services were already functional in Kargil.

Internet services were suspended on August 5, when the Centre announced the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

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Two former chief ministers – Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — have been detained or placed under house arrest since August.

(With input from agencies.)

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