The move banning pre-paid mobile phones has left hundreds of youth unemployed, the protestors said and appealed to the Centre to review the decision immediately.

Activists of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Youth Federation on Tuesday staged a demonstration here demanding lifting of the ban on pre-paid mobile connections in the State immediately.

Chanting slogans denouncing the ban, they assembled near Partap Park and later marched to Clock Tower in Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city.

“Why discrimination against Jammu and Kashmir? Please answer Mr. Prime Minister,” shouted JKDYF activists as they marched towards the Lal Chowk.

They also carried playcards which read “Why ban on pre-paid mobile connections? Allow us to talk. This will lead to some solution.”

JKDYF chief Mohammad Iqbal Wani, who led the protest, said the decision to ban the pre-paid mobile service in the State had created problems for people.

The move had left hundreds of youth unemployed, he said and appealed to the Centre to review the decision immediately.

The Centre banned pre-paid mobile connections in the State from November one citing security reasons.

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