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Internet service restored

June 04, 2002

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SRINAGAR, June 3: Indian authorities have restored Internet services in occupied Kashmir five months after they were withdrawn to stop Mujahideen from communicating with each other.

Internet access and long-distance call services were withdrawn in January after the Dec 13 attack on the Indian parliament.

“Internet access has been restored in (held) Jammu and Kashmir state,” an Indian telecommunications official said. He did not give reasons for restoring the service.

Last month authorities restored long distance phone services to at least 2,500 public telephone offices following protests from their owners.

Mobile phone services have not been launched in occupied Kashmir for security reasons.

—Reuters