Srinagar: The state government yet again Friday intensified internet blockade in restive Kashmir, this time blocking high speed internet services to major newspapers in Srinagar ahead of Independence Day.
While other internet services like GPRS, 3G and 4G are already off in the Valley for the last over a month, since unrest erupted in the wake of killing of militant commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani on July 8, in the latest the high-speed services provided by private telcos has been snapped.
Major media houses, including Kashmir Observer, banking on high-speed internet facility given by a private company CNS Infotel Services Pvt Ltd Srinagar have got affected.
A functionary at CNS said that it was done on the instructions of the government adding the ban might continue till August 15.
He said it has been blocked to all customers including some hospitals. Blocking of internet will adversely impact the publishing of newspapers that were earlier banned by government in the middle of July.
After a few day respite for post-paid connections of mobile phones, the government has again blocked the private mobile services and a limited access is available to BSNL mobiles and broadband.
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