All landline communication has been restored in Kashmir Valley, a month after the central government imposed a communication blackout on the state, AIR reported earlier this morning. An official spokesperson said that all landline phones have been fully restored in Central, South and North Kashmir districts. However, internet services and cellphone lines remain out of service across Kashmir, NDTV reported. Also, out of 111 police stations, restrictions under Section 144 have been lifted in 92 police station areas across the Valley. On August 4, the government ordered a communications blockade and severe security measures, ahead of revoking Articles 370 and 35A. On September 4, Srinagar's District Magistrate and Development Commissioner, Shahid Choudhary had tweeted that most telephone exchanges in Kashmir valley would be made functional by that night. In the Kupwara district, only one private operator has started incoming calls for postpaid customers, according to NDTV. https://twitter.com/diprjk/status/1169266175437496321 The government had partially restored internet and phone services on August 12 to reportedly facilitate Friday prayers for Eid. After the initial shutdown in Kashmir, internet services were also interrupted in Kargil a few days later, after protests against the revocation of Article 370 broke out in the region. 70% of all shutdowns took place in Jammu & Kashmir in 2019 So far in 2019, Jammu & Kashmir has witnessed 55 shutdowns, while there have been a total of 77 reported shutdowns in the whole country. The state accounts for over 70% of all internet shutdowns in the country this year. In 2018, Jammu…
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