Mobile services, broadband Internet to be restored shortly: Naeem Akhtar

Mobile services, broadband Internet to be restored shortly: Naeem Akhtar

The Government here on Wednesday said that curfew was only a response to “UN Chalo” call and that there was nothing for them to feel glad or satisfied about the curfew or restrictions on Eid-ul-Adha.

The Government here on Wednesday said that curfew was only a response to "UN Chalo" call and that there was nothing for them to feel glad or satisfied about the curfew or restrictions on Eid-ul-Adha.

Talking to KNS over phone, the Education Minister and Government Spokesman Naeem Akhter said "Government had inputs about some vested interests planning big troubles in some important places and uploading the pictures of the slaughtering of sacrificial animals only to further the cause of provocation in Jammu region. These were the reasons for imposing curfew and restrictions and withdrawing broadband Internet facility".

Akhtar said that broadband internet facility and mobile connectivity would be restored shortly in a day or two.

He said that both the central and state governments have extended the offer of dialogue to the separatists.

"Both the central government and the Chief Minister have extended the offer of dialogue and separatists are free to decide the venues and timing for the dialogue of their own conveniences. Procedural problems, if any, in the engagement for dialogue can be looked into and resolved," he said.

He said that no society can afford to go indefinitely on hartals and agitations.

"Home Minister saying situation would be restored shortly shows his concern on some vital issues. The bigger concern for the government is education which can't be compensated. The clock cannot be turned back to make student fill the big gaps created in completing their syllabi in schools and colleges," he said.   KNS

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