No Internet Shutdown Today, July 13: IGP

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar | File Photo

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar Wednesday said internet services won’t be snapped on July 8 and July 13 but police will increase its surveillance to ensure peace remains intact.

Talking to a selected group of reporters in Srinagar, the IGP said though some requests are pouring in that the internet should be snapped given the fact that an online portal from across the LoC has published posters calling for strike on July 8 and July 13.

“A police party went to Syed Ali Geelani’s house to confirm whether he had called for any strike, but family members denied and termed posters on Geelani’s name as fake,” Kumar said.

He said that police won’t snap the internet but surveillance will be increased to keep anti-social and anti-peace elements at bay on July 8 and July 13.

“Since August 5, 2019, there has been no civilian killings in Kashmir which has frustrated the people across. So anti-peace elements may try to foment trouble on July 8 and July 13, but we are ready to foil all such attempts,” he said.

July 8 marks the anniversary of young Hizb commander Burhan Wani who was killed on this day at Anantnag district in an encounter. July 13 is observed as martyrs’ day across J&K to remember 22 people who were killed in 1931 during Dogra rule.

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