Low Speed Internet Restored After 4 Days In Srinagar

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday restored low speed internet in this capital city, four days after it was snapped after the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in a gunfight in the Old City here.

The low speed internet was restored this evening, four days after it was snapped over the killing of Hizb commander Junaid Sehrai and his associate Tariq Ahmad Sheikh in a fierce 12-hour encounter in Nawa Kadal area of the Old City on May 19.

Authorities had also suspended voice calling services around the dawn of May 19 when the gunshots rattled the Old City. However, a day later, the voicing calling services were restored.

An MBA pass out, Junaid had joined Hizb ranks in March 2018. He was the youngest son of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.

Snapping internet and voice calling services has become a new normal in Jammu and Kashmir during the encounters. Before Nawa Kadal encounter, the authorities had suspended mobile 2G internet and short messaging services after the killing of Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo in a gunfight in his native Beighpora village of Awantipora, amid fears of widespread protests.

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