Jammu – The union minister of state for Communication and IT, Sachin Pilot, Thursday ruled out the possibility of lifting the ban on pre-paid SMS facilities in Jammu and Kashmir in the near future.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of inaugural function of modernized speed post centre at the Jammu University, Pilot said the decision of banning the service in 2010 for security reasons had been taken at the behest of the union ministry of Home Affairs. However, he hoped the issue would be resolved in the future.
“My ministry only executes the wishes of the MHA,” he told said in reply to a question.
“We hope that some time in future — we will be able to resolve the issue — because people of Jammu and Kashmir, I think, deserve the facility”, adding, there were certain considerations of internal security that had to be kept in mind and that the centre was working on it with the state government. (Agencies)
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