Chandigarh: Pakistan has stopped sending postal mails to India since the tensions between the neighbours heightened amidst the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, it was learnt on Saturday.

Media reports quoting Ajay Kumar Roy, Deputy Director-General with the Department of Posts in India, said Pakistan's customs department in an order on August 23 stopped both export and import of mails.

The unilateral order came into effect on August 27.

Letters and publications originating from Pakistan were earlier mailed to India via Saudi Arabia airlines, a report added.

Chandigarh-based Indo-Pak peace activist Chanchal Manohar Singh told IANS that the stopping of the postal service is a gross violation of human rights.

"It is also a setback for the literary world in India. People in Punjab were fond of reading 'Punjab Dey Rang', a quarterly magazine published in Gurmukhi script from Lahore and now it has stopped coming," Singh, who took 18 delegations to Pakistan and received five from Pakistan in 15 years, said.

He is the Chairman of the Society for Promotion of Peace and demanded the immediate restoration of the postal service as it is impacting the common man.

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