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People continue to throng DC Office, private homes to avail helpline services
8/13/2019 10:45:02 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report

KISHTWAR, Aug 13: As the internet and mobile services blockade in Kishtwar District continued following the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A of the constitution by government of India, hundreds of people were seen rushing and lined up for calling through a landline at private homes as well as established call center at DC office complex Kishtwar.
As per the details available with Early Times, heavy rush of people was seen in Deputy Commissioner's Office Kishtwar for availing the telecom services since helpline numbers have been established here in view of suspended Telecom services in Kishtwar.
District amdinstration official told the Early Times that after establishing the "Helpline call center" people are coming in large numbers to avail the services of helpine numbers being established at DC office Kishtwar.
"One call had been received from Saudi Arabai on helpine number wherein caller wants to contact with his mother, all the details of the caller noted down by the concerned official, soon after the call a special messenger was asked to visit the house of caller and later the mother of caller contacted with him through helpline number," he added.
He further informed that helpline numbers viz 01995-261455 , 01995-259817, 01995-261021 and 01995-259852 were in operation and they were asking the people to visit his office to communicate with their relatives/family members who are presently out of district or state or in case of any emergency otherwise.
He said that office of ADDC Kishtwar, ADC Kishtwar and ACR Kishtwar functional within the complex have also been instructed to allow the needy people to call through their landline numbers as well. He said that people of different age groups including women, men, children and security personnel had visited his office complex for availing the landline calling facility.
Meanwhile, administration also warned the rumour mongers against spreading any rumour adding that the culprits found involved in spreading hatred and rumours will be dealt with iron hands.
official said that some people are spreading rumours about the downgrading of District status to Kishtwar and termed all this as baseless adding that Kishtwar continue to be a district even after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A and reorganization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into union territory.
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