Srinagar, September 28: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday, restored mobile data services for the residents on Monday. Broadband services are also set to be restored at 8 pm on Monday. The ban had been imposed as a precautionary measure against the use of the services by miscreants to create communal tensions. The ban had been first imposed amidst the beef ban controversy in the state, on the morning of the Muslim sacrificial festival of Eid-ul-Azha on Friday and was extended twice by the authorities. Also Read: Ban on internet services in Jammu and Kashmir extended

The state government had ordered termination of data services from 5 am on Friday till 10 pm on Saturday, which was extended till 2 pm today. Reacting to this development, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told PTI, “The irony of listening to Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi lecturing about connected digital India while we are totally disconnected.” Criticising the tactics of the current coalition government in the state, the Opposition leader said, “The PDP-BJP regime is pushing people of the state to the wall.”

 (With inputs from Press Trust of India)