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JK govt releases Deputy Commissioner numbers for outstation Kashmiris

"Residents of Jammu and Kashmir working or studying outside the state have been asked to contact the Deputy Commissioners of their native districts in case they need any help or assistance," said a spokesperson.

By: PTI | Srinagar |
July 25, 2016 11:24:14 pm
kashmir, jammu and kashmir, kashmir unrest, kashmir protests, kashmir phone lines, kashmir newspapers, kashmir police, kashmir army, kashmir government, army kashmir valley, kashmir news, india news The day Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed, Jammu & Kashmir government banned the cellular services across networks except BSNL postpaid connections and fixed line services. File Photo/Agencies

Over two weeks since suspending mobile telephony and mobile Internet services in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir government asked Kashmiris residing outside the state to contact Deputy Commissioners of their native districts for any help and released landline and mobile numbers of all the 10 DCs in the Valley.

“Residents of Jammu and Kashmir working or studying outside the state have been asked to contact the Deputy Commissioners of their native districts in case they need any help or assistance,” said an official spokesperson.

The day Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed, Jammu & Kashmir government banned the cellular services across networks except BSNL postpaid connections and fixed line services. While the services of other networks continue to remain suspended, people have been thronging the state-run service provider to get new postpaid connections making a beeline outside the BSNL counters.

Sources say that police, however, have directed the service provider to initially provide postpaid SIM cards only to its cops and government employees and not to issue it to other people.

Kashmir Valley has been in a state of information blackout after the killing of Burhan Wani as the authorities snapped all telephony and mobile internet connections to deal with the widespread protests against the killing. Printing presses of local newspapers were raided and stopped by the police.

With communication snapped, Kashmiris outside the state had been expressing concerns over their families’ welfare with some students complaining that they were running out of money.

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