Net Blocked in Valley, Fearing Communal row

Published: 25th September 2015 04:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2015 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

SRI NAGAR:  Fearing a law and order problem in view of the ban on slaughtering of bovine animals in the Valley on Eid days, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday decided to suspend internet services in Kashmir for two days beginning Friday.

Inspector General of Police SJM Gillani has written a letter to heads of all mobile and internet service providers in the Valley and asked them to snap internet connectivity of subscribers on September 25 and 26. The letter has been addressed to the nodal officers of Airtel, Aircel, Idea, Relaince, Vodafone, General Manager of BSNL and Dishnet Wireless Ltd (Aircel).

“In view of the apprehension of misuse of data services and internet by anti-national elements, which is likely to cause deterioration in law and order situation, you are requested to complete snap down the data services through GPRR/2G/3G and Broadband in Kashmir Valley starting from 25-9-2015 0500 hours to 26-9-2015 2200 hours,” read the IGP Kashmir’s letter.

Sources said that the decision to suspend mobile services was taken at a high-level security meeting.

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