Prepaid mobile phone services were restored across Kashmir on Saturday after remaining suspended for 98 days. However, mobile Internet services continued to remain suspended.
The prepaid mobile services were snapped across Kashmir on July 8 evening, soon after the killing of young militant commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with government forces.
Mobile Internet services were snapped the same evening across the valley. However, services were not suspended on State-run BSNL phones.
Same evening, postpaid mobile services were also snapped in south Kashmir.
Similarly, postpaid services were snapped in north Kashmir on July 11 and central Kashmir on July 15.
On July 16, landline services were suspended in Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara in north Kashmir.
While postpaid mobile services were restored on July 26, the prepaid were restored a day after but outgoing call facility continued to remain barred.
On August 11, again, mobile services were snapped across Kashmir, except BSNL postpaid.
On August 13, postpaid services were restored but broadband services were snapped. A day after, postpaid services, except BSNL, were again snapped.
On September 14, broadband services were snapped again. They were resumed after four days, on September 19.
On October 14, in an official statement, police said: "With the improvement in the situation prepaid mobile services are being restored from tonight (Friday)."