Mobile Internet Remains Suspended In Valley On 2nd Day

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Srinagar: Mobile internet service of all cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, remain suspended for the second day on Tuesday in Kashmir valley.

The service was suspended Monday after student protests escalated though out the Valley against use of disproportionate force by government forces on students in Degree College Pulwama on April 16 in which over 60 students, including girls were injured. However, broadband internet service of BSNL and other local service providers were functioning normally though with very low speed. The authorities had directed all cellular companies to suspend mobile internet service in the Valley to ‘prevent spread of any rumour on social media’. Suspension of the facility has led to spread of more rumours.

The worst hit are media persons, students and other professionals. The mobile internet service was resumed only on April 13 in the Valley after remaining suspended since April 8 midnight in the wake of strike call by separatists against bypolls in Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha.

 

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