SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir

People in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir woke up to a disappointing New Year’s morning when they found that contrary to pledges, SMS service had not been fully restored to all cellphone networks.

On Tuesday evening, government spokesman Rohit Kansal told reporters that as of midnight SMS service would be restored and internet would start working in all government hospitals.

But SMSs were only working on the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Jio networks, and messages could not be sent outside the region.

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