Mobile services, which have been cut off across Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 have been restored in five districts in Jammu: Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch. The communication blockage was in place following the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir and subsequent bifurcation of the state into two union territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir.
CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury today morning left for Srinagar after the Supreme Court allowed him to visit Jammu & Kashmir, not as a party leader to do politics but to meet his party leader Yousuf Tarigami as a friend and not for any political purpose. The SC asked Yechury not to use the visit for political purpose and refrain from raising any issues other than the health and safety of Tarigami. He has also been asked to submit a report to the SC upon his return.
Yechury was also a part of the delegation of opposition leaders who had travelled to Srinagar and were sent back from the airport recently. On Saturday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi led a delegation of opposition leaders to Srinagar. However, they were sent back from the airport due to restrictions being in place.