SMS banned in Jammu and Kashmir: India
Amitjha | April 16, 2010 at 09:20 amby
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Indian government is finding it tough to tackle SMS menace in Northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Security threat forced the Govt to bann the operation of SMS service effective from midnight.
The government today banned short message service (SMS) for post-paid subscribers in Jammu and Kashmir while restricting the facility for pre-paid users from midnight tonight due to security concerns.
The Department of Telecom has asked all the 12 operators, including state-owned BSNL and other private players like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar, to withdraw text message service to their post-paid users in J&K altogether.
"In case of existing post-paid users, the service should be withdrawn immediately," a statement from DoT said.
In case of pre-paid subscribers, the facility has been restricted to 10 SMSes per day per subscriber.
"SMS messages originated outside J&K service area in India and from the networks of International Long Distance (ILD)operators should not be delivered to Mobile subscribers in J&K service area," the statement said.