Mobile internet services suspended in Kashmir

Train services from Baramulla in Kashmir region to Banihal town in Jammu have also been suspended.

By: IANS | Srinagar | Updated: July 9, 2016 9:09 am
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Authorities on Saturday suspended mobile internet services in Kashmir Valley to check spreading of rumours by anti-social elements following the
killing of Jammu and Kashmir’s most wanted guerrilla Burhan Wani by the security forces.

Besides, the authorities also imposed restriction in the entire district of Pulwama and in the towns of Ananatnag, Shopian, Pulgam and Sopore, officials said here.

In Srinagar, restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under seven police stations which include Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud. All school board exams scheduled for the day have been postponed. Train services from Baramulla in Kashmir region to Banihal town in Jammu have also been suspended.

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Wani, along with two associates, were gunned down by the security forces on Friday. His burial could not take place on Friday as authorities feared a law and order situation.

Scores of people using different mode of conveyance tried to reach the area of gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kokernag area and Tral town, to which Wani belonged.

Meanwhile, the separatists including the hardline Syed Ali Geelani, moderate Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Asiya Andrabi, the radical chief of women’s separatist outfit, have called for a valley-wide shutdown to protest Wani’s killing.

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  1. S
    Jul 13, 2016 at 12:42 pm
    Who knows when this internet suspension will over?
    1. V
      Jul 17, 2016 at 9:03 am
      How many days will gonna be wait for the internet connections?..can't wait any more longer..this is the only way we can communicate with our love ones most specially those living in different places..hoping and praying it will be back ASAP ..GODBLESS..
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        Rasiik Bhat
        Jul 14, 2016 at 11:19 am
        The situation is being so tense after Wani's death.. Wish everythg will be better soon and everyone can live normally in Kashmir.
        1. A
          Jul 21, 2016 at 3:01 am
          ya I r right vinoch.....this is the only way we can talk with the loved ones who r living there....morover they r also facing prnlm due to this criteria ....the govt. should start the services soon nd should soon do statefies to maitain peace so that livlihood of that area people will not affect more...
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          Cecile Goldthorn
          Aug 3, 2016 at 5:56 am
          And still on day 24 there is no mobile internet service in Kashmir. We who have loved ones and friends in Kashmir have NO way of finding out their condition other than by the use of the mobile phone and internet. To suspend this service is certainly not in keeping with actions of the "world's largest democracy rather that of a dictatorship bent on the obliteration of an entire people! The world is watching and is acutely aware of the treatment of the Kashmiris in this time of crisis!
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            Sheik Mohamed
            Jul 9, 2016 at 7:01 am
            Both the state and central government ruled by saffronised party and its alliance partners are unnecessarily kneeling before the militants and afraid to face them. Instead of taking firm action against them they are believing in this type of activities on the presumption that everything in normal.
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