J&K Governor defends communication blockade, says lives of Kashmiris more important than mobile services
Asserting that mobile phone services were restored now, he said people can go about their normal lives and claimed that tourists had begun arriving in the Valley
Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPc were announced on the public address system.
Most jawans say they have not been able to speak to their family members, some have managed to call only twice since August 5.
The Press Council of India has justified the communication blockade by stating that due to security concerns there can be reasonable restrictions on the media.
Earlier, around Tuesday midnight, Bulu Samantray, owner of Hotel Trupti, was attacked while he was returning home.
Like the previous day, Raptisagar Express, Sabari Express, Jan Shatabdi Express and Venad Express were blocked in Thiruvananthapuram railway station.
Stepping up their agitation to press for the demand the Central Action Committee of Western Odisha Lawyers Association decided to observe the blockade at a meeting held here on Sunday.
The agitators warned of intensifying their stir if the Bengalis were stripped off their citizenship, before lifting the blockades by afternoon.
Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said his nation won't comply with any demands that it considers a violation of international law.
Egypt will host the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss the crisis with Qatar, Cairo's foreign ministry said.
A deadline was extended Monday for Qatar to accept 13 demands by several Arab states in return for lifting a de facto blockade.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt agreed to give Doha an extension to respond positively to their demands.
Qatar's foreign minister called measures to isolate Qatar an act of aggression, adding that lifting them was a pre-condition for talks.