Independence Day 2018: Internet, mobile services resume in Kashmir

15 August 2018, 03:36 PM
Independence Day 2018: Internet, mobile services resume in Kashmir (File Photo- PTI)
Independence Day 2018: Internet, mobile services resume in Kashmir (File Photo- PTI)

Internet and mobile phone services resumed in Kashmir on Wednesday afternoon after being suspended as a precautionary measure on Independence Day, officials said.

Mobile telephony services were suspended across all network operators this morning, while mobile Internet facilities were barred from midnight. Only BSNL landline services and its wired-Internet facilities were working since morning, the officials said.

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The services have resumed across the Valley this afternoon after the official functions ended. It was suspended as a precautionary measure on Independence Day, the officials added.

The authorities have been clamping down on mobile services on Republic Day and Independence Day in Kashmir. The security agencies added this step to the security drill after militants triggered a blast outside Bakshi Stadium here during an Independence Day parade in 2005.

First Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 03:25 PM
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