Gag on communication continues, though 100 pc landline restored in Kashmir

Though 100 per cent landline communication has been restored, mobile and internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), remained suspended as a precautionary measure since August 5 in Kashmir valley, where life remained crippled due to strike and restrictions against scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35 A and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.


In the absence of mobile service, local STD booths are charging Rs 10 per minute for local call in Srinagar.