Mobile Internet services restored in Kashmir Valley

Internet services across the Valley were snapped on Thursday night as precautionary measure to maintain law an order in view of slain Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani's anniversary.

Published: 09th July 2017 10:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2017 11:32 AM   |  A+A-

A security man guards a road during strict curfew imposed on the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in Srinagar on Saturday. | PTI

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Authorities today restored mobile and broadband Internet services in Kashmir, two days after the facilities were snapped in view of apprehensions of law and order problems on the death anniversary of Hizbul 'commander' Burhan Wani.

While mobile Internet services were restored during the night, BSNL's broadband service resumed this morning.

"Both mobile as well as broadband Internet services have been restored in Kashmir," an official said.

The official, however, said only 2G services were working on mobile networks.

"The high speed network is still suspended,” he said.

He said the decision to restore the high speed Internet services would be taken after assessing the situation today.

Internet services across the Valley were snapped on Thursday night as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of Wani's first death anniversary yesterday.

Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on 8 July last year.

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