Srinagar, July 28: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday said that the ttatehood to Jammu and Kashmir would be granted at an “appropriate time after normalcy is restored” in J&K.
Responding to a question by Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State MHA, Nityanand Rai, said “temporary” restrictions on various communication channels like internet and mobile services were done in “national interest.”
“Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir would be granted at an appropriate time after normalcy is restored in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said responding to the query on whether the Government has any proposal to reinstate the Statehood in Jammu and Kashmir in future .
“In view of the constitutional changes and bifurcation of the erstwhile state of the Jammu and Kashmir into Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union territory of Ladakh, in national interest and also in the Interest of security of J&K, temporary restrictions on various communication channels like internet and mobile services were resorted to in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said as per GNS, adding, “Subsequently, the matter was reviewed from time to time and restrictions imposed were gradually eased out in a phased manner and 4G internet data services were restored in the entire Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir w.e.f. 05.02.2021.”