Internet services on prepaid mobile connections have been restored in Kashmir Valley after remaining suspended for a period of more than six months. The suspension of internet services occured due to violence following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani by security forces.
Data services on prepaid mobile telephony were restored on Monday midnight, a police official said. He said the decision to restore the services was taken in view of the improvement in the situation in the Valley.
Mobile internet services on both prepaid as well as postpaid connections were suspended days after Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on July 8. The services were snapped across the Valley to maintainlaw and order and to prevent rumour mongering. Internet facility on postpaid mobile connections wasrestored on November 18, 2016.