Govt. undecided on 72 hr internet ban, keeps people guessing

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SRINAGAR: The administration is likely to block mobile internet services in the state for a few days starting from Thursday night. Sources say that there was almost total unanimity on the issue of blocking mobile internet services during the security review meeting called by the DGP K Rajendra in Srinagar on Monday night. During the meeting attended by various security agencies-both state and center- the use of social media during Eid celebrations was widely discussed and it was agreed that pictures and videos of slaughtering of cows,  considered inevitable in Kashmir, would lead to incitement of communal passions across the state and even the country. It was agreed that people would be posting all sorts of pictures and videos on Face book and Twitter. “At one level, going strictly by Law, the act of bovine slaughter would constitute contempt of court, but what we are more worried about is the implication of these pictures. So we have decided to clamp down on the internet, said a senior J&K Police officer”

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