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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday lifted the text messaging ban on prepaid mobiles with immediate effect, an official said. The ban was imposed in 2010 during the mass protests in which more than 120 civilians were killed by the government forces. The official added that the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah,  has ordered to revoke the restriction on text messaging to the prepaid cellphones. The Chief Minister had earlier asked people to give him feedback on what went wrong with the current government, through email. “The subscribers of pre-paid cell phones had made requests to the Chief Minister in

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In the summer of 2010, the Jammu and Kashmir government banned the Short Message Service (SMS) in the Kashmir Valley after several people were killed by the government forces during the month long mass protests that had erupted throughout June of that fateful year. The state government was of the view that the SMS service was being misused to spread rumours and contributed to the protests, which led to the banning of the service. However, the stopping of the “spreading of rumours” by banning the service, which in the eyes of the state government encouraged people to come out on