Mobile Internet Restored After 6 Days

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DGP Hails Police, Central Forces For Handling Situation

Srinagar: The high speed mobile internet services were restored on Tuesday in twin districts of Srinagar and Budgam, six days after the facility was suspended after the death of iconic separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Wednesday last.

The 4G internet services in Srinagar and Budgam was restored on Tuesday evening, a day after a ban on mobile internet was lifted from eight of the ten districts of the Valley. The decision to lift ban on mobile internet was taken by police after reviewing situation in the backdrop of Geelani’s death.

“Mobile internet will be open in Srinagar & Budgam today by 7pm. Regret inconvenience caused to students in studies,” a police spokesperson quoted IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar as saying.

The restoration of mobile internet services come six days after authorities snapped communication lines, including voice calling and internet services on all cellular companies on Thursday, hours after Geelani passed away at his Hyderpora residence on Wednesday night.

While voice calling and fixed broadband services were restored on Saturday, mobile internet services remained snapped across all ten districts of the Valley till Monday evening.

Barring Srinagar and Budgam districts, the high speed mobile internet services were restored.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Tuesday complimented police, CRPF and SSB deployments for highly professional handling of ground situation over the last 5 days, a police spokesperson said.

Singh, he said, had an extensive tour of Srinagar and reviewed the ground situation, security and deployment arrangements in the city. During the tour, the DGP visited Mominabad, Parimpora, Qamarwari, Eidgah, Soura, Lal Bazar, Molvi Stop, Dargah, Nishat and Hyderpora and interacted with the officers and Jawans of CAPF and J&K Police deployed on Law and order duties.

“DGP J&K during the interaction complimented Police CRPF and SSB deployments for highly professional handling of ground situation over the last 5 days,” the police spokesperson said.

The DGP, he said, appreciated dedication and commitment of police and other security forces for working day in and day out for the security of the people.

“He said that every measure enforced by JK Police and other security forces is aimed to safeguard the lives of the people and added that special restraint shown by police and security forces and very responsible conduct of the local people especially youth is highly appreciated,” he added.

As per the police spokesperson, the DGP said that during last over three decades police along with other security forces has been working for peace in Jammu and Kashmir and advised the people not to “fall prey to the Pak machination and malicious & false propaganda aimed to vitiating the environment here”.

“He said that we have to enjoy life and liberties with a great sense of responsibility and not resort to any act which is violating law and affects peace and order adversely,” he said.

According to the police spokesperson Singh said that J&K has already suffered death and destruction at the hands of “enemies of peace & brotherhood and elements inimical to the interests of the people and the nation”.

“We are moving on the path of peace and progress and have seen its dividends during the past few years,” the DGP said, adding “We have to move forward together to strengthen peace identifying the enemies of peace and weaning out the mischievous elements strictly dealing with them under law,”

The police spokesperson further said that the senior officers of CAPF and Zonal SSP of Srinagar city briefed the DGP about their deployments and shared their experiences and said that markets are open, normal business activities is going on, traffic is playing normally and internet is being released.

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