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71st Independence Day: Mobile internet services blocked in Kashmir valley

Internet facilities and services of all other mobile phone operators were suspended as a precautionary measure, the officials said.


  |  Updated On : August 15, 2017 09:59 AM
71st Independence Day: Mobile internet services blocked in Kashmir valley (Representational Image)

71st Independence Day: Mobile internet services blocked in Kashmir valley (Representational Image)

New Delhi :  

Internet and mobile phone services have been suspended in Kashmir Valley as a precautionary measure on 71st Independence Day , officials said.

Only BSNL landline service was functional in the valley.

 Internet facilities and services of all other mobile phone operators were suspended as a precautionary measure, the officials said. 

Earlier, the mobile internet services were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Friday morning. The services were suspended from 10 pm on Thursday fearing deterioration in the law and order situation in view of the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani this weekend.

Complete internet services, including mobile and broadband, were shut down, an official said on Thursday night. Earlier on Thursday, an order was issued by Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan to various lease line internet service providers in the valley to block all social media websites.
First Published: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 09:46 AM


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