Internet to remain suspended till April 12

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Srinagar: Internet services will remain suspended in the entire Kashmir valley till conclusion of the by-poll for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat on April 12, Press Trust of India  quoting official sources said on Sunday

The decision followed large scale violence during the by-poll for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency today which claimed the lives of 8 people in firing by government forces.

Dozens of civilians were wounded, while over 100 security personnel were also injured in clashes.

Internet services in three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal, which the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency straddles, were shut down last midnight as a precautionary measure to prevent floating of rumours by anti-national elements.

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