Bandipora, Apr 14: Two decades after the launch of mobile telephony in Jammu and Kashmir, the residents of Athwatooa remote village in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district are still craving for mobile connectivity.
Talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the local said though the network tower has been installed it is yet to be made functional.
“Phone connectivity is running all over the country, but our village still lacks this facility due to which the people are facing a lot of problems here,” they said.
A group of students of the village said that they don’t have access to the internet as the village lacks even basic mobile connectivity due to which their studies get affected.
“Whenever we have to fill out some form or take an online exam, we have to come down from our village only then we come in touch with the rest of the world, ” Rameez Lone, a local said.
“Nowadays mobile connectivity is also running in remote areas of Gurez but we don’t know if the administration has put our village on the back-burner,” Lone said.
Meanwhile, locals appeal to the administration to provide the basic network facility in their area as soon as possible