People were seen congratulating each other and some politicians, mostly opposition leaders, used the occasion to advocate the restoration of statehood and early assembly polls.
High-speed mobile internet services were restored last midnight in 18 districts.
Apart from the three sites, internet services will remain suspended in their adjoining areas too till 23:59 hours on February 6.
He prayed for the success of the COVID-19 vaccine and urged people to maintain communal harmony and brotherhood at all costs for overall prosperity and development.
4G mobile internet services restored in two districts in J-K on trial basis after more than one year
High-speed Internet will be provided to post-paid subscribers while pre-paid customers would be able to enjoy the benefit of the services only after completing the verification process.
Although it's a normal practice in Kashmir to suspend the internet services on the Republic Day and Independence Day, this is the first time that these services were withdrawn a day earlier.
Although broadband Internet services on landlines were functional, the speed has been choked to prevent uploading of videos and large images.