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Mobile Internet Restored in Kashmir, Restrictions Lifted for Few Hours

Life in most parts of Kashmir has started limping back to normalcy after remaining paralysed for almost a week due to the strikes and protests.

Photo: PTI

Photo: PTI

Srinagar: Mobile internet services were restored in Kashmir today after authorities lifted restrictions for three hours on the movement of people in Handwara and Kupwara, which had been rocked by violent protests since April 12, in which five people have been killed.

Mobile internet services were restored a little past midnight as there was no major incident of protest or violence across the Kashmir Valley yesterday, a police official said.

Internet services on mobile phones were snapped following violent protests against the alleged molestation of a girl in Handwara on April 12. Five persons were killed in security forces’ action against protesters in Handwara and nearby Kupwara in the days that followed.

The curfew-like restrictions were lifted from 8.00 am to 11.00 am, the official said.

He said if the relaxation period passes peacefully, restrictions will be eased for the rest of the day.

Life in most parts of Kashmir has started limping back to normalcy after remaining paralysed for almost a week due to the strikes and protests.

Train services between Baramulla in Kashmir and Banihal, across the Pir Panjal mountain range, resumed Sunday morning.