Internet Services Restored in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: A security person stands guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Thursday. Authorities beefed up security in Kashmir valley ahead of the first death anniversary of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani falling on upcoming Saturday. Credit: PTi

A security person stands guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Thursday. Credit: PTI

Srinagar: Authorities today restored mobile and broadband internet services in Kashmir, two days after the facilities were snapped as a precautionary measure in view of apprehensions of law and order problems on the death anniversary of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.

While mobile internet services were restored during the night, BSNL’s broadband service resumed this morning.

“Both mobile as well as broadband internet services have been restored in Kashmir,” an official said. He however noted that only 2G services were operational while “the high speed network is still suspended,” he said.

He said the decision to restore the high speed internet services would be taken after assessing the situation today.

Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on July 8 last year. The aftermath of his death saw a huge outpouring of discontent and protests against the armed forces.

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