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Glad that Independence Day passed peacefully in J&K: Omar Abdullah

Omar also expressed his happiness over the resuming of mobile internet services in J&K.

Written by Express News Service | Srinagar | Published: August 15, 2013 8:15:03 pm

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday expressed his happiness over the peaceful passage of Independence Day in the state. The Chief Minister took to Twitter to say he was glad about the internet connectivity being restored in Jammu and Kashmir.

Omar on Thursday posted a tweet: “Am very glad that the day has passed peacefully in the state baring the ceasefire violations & Internet connectivity has been restored.”

This came after mobile internet services were restored in Kashmir valley on Thursday after remaining suspended for four days as a precautionary measure after the communal clashes in Kishtwar district.

The services were snapped on Sunday as rumours about death and destruction in Kishtwar and other riot-hit areas in Jammu region started doing rounds on social networking sites.

The internet services on mobile phones and mobile internet connections started functioning this evening.

Police officials said the services were suspended as mobile internet was misused by miscreants to fan trouble in the valley in the past.

The mobile services were snapped in the wake of hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru and in the aftermath of Gool firing incident in which four persons were killed.

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