SRINAGAR - Mobile internet services was suspended in Kashmir on Wednesday evening to prevent rumours about the health of Hurriyat Conference-G chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, officials said.
The services were snapped late Wednesday night after some social media posts claimed the health of the 90-year-old Geelani deteriorated, they said adding that the service was restored on Thursday afternoon.
Adequate number of security forces have been deployed at vulnerable places in Kashmir to maintain law and order and prevent miscreants from fomenting any trouble.
Geelani's family said he has has been ill for some time but his condition is stable.
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