According to the information shared by the Indian officials, the incoming SMS service in Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir will be restored four months after the innocent Kashmiris were first blocked when Modi-led Indian government revoked the special status of the mountainous valley.
On August 5, the people living in Indian-held Kashmir started facing the communications blackout in the valley which included cutting landlines, mobile phones, and internet access. The communication blackout in the valley has badly hit the locals and business especially as the texts are an integral part of the banking process.
The officials of the Indian government said that millions in the Himalayan region will be able to receive the service messages from Wednesday (today), including one-time passwords from the financial institutions.
The officials further added that the people living in the mountainous valley will still be unable to send messages.
The passwords sent through SMS are widely used for several online purchases and financial transactions in the South Asian nation.
It is pertinent to mention here that the text messaging services in the Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir were restored in mid-October along with the mobile phone lines but then cut again by the Indian authorities a few hours later after an incident happened where a truck driver was killed and his vehicle set ablaze.