Ban on Prepaid Mobile Phones in Kashmir Lifted

The central government has lifted the ban on prepaid mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir, a home ministry official said Thursday.

The ban was imposed last year after the government cited security reasons in the terror-riven state.

"We have asked for stringent identity check of prepaid mobile subscribers after which telecom operators can issue prepaid SIM cards," said the official speaking on condition of anonymity.

Published Date: Jan 21, 2010 02:20 pm | Updated Date: Jan 21, 2010 02:20 pm