Geelani’s Death: Voice Calling, Internet Barred Except BSNL In Valley

Srinagar: Mobile phone services, barring post-paid connections of state-run BSNL, and internet were shut down in Kashmir Valley even as the authorities imposed strict restrictions following the death of veteran Kashmiri leader and iconic figure in the separatist political camp Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Authorities have also imposed strict restrictions throughout the Valley to prevent people from assembling and there was heavy deployment of government forces

Barricades had been erected at various places and all vehicles were being thoroughly checked.

Geelani died after a prolonged illness on Wednesday night at his residence in Hyderpora on the outskirts of Srinagar city.

He was buried in local graveyard in Hyderpora in wee hours on Thursday in a quiet funeral organised by authorities.

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