Mobile Internet Services Suspended in Kashmir to Avoid Rumours

Services were unavailable to subscribers in Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts on Thursday.

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Kashmiri Muslim villagers shout slogans against India during the funeral procession of Raja Begum, a 70-year-old woman, who was hit by gunfire Tuesday, in Langate some 75 km  north of Srinagar, Kashmir, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Photo: AP)

Mobile internet services were on Thursday suspended in Kashmir to check rumour-mongering, officials said. Service providers, however, remained tight-lipped about the suspension of services.

Services were unavailable in Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts on Thursday morning.

Residents of Srinagar and south Kashmir also said they were unable to access mobile internet services in the morning.

Officials said the suspension was a temporary measure and services would be restored as soon as the situation returns to normal.

Four civilians were killed during clashes between stone pelting mobs and security forces in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district since Tuesday.

The trouble erupted after locals alleged that a soldier had tried to molest a school girl in Handwara town on Tuesday.

Watch: Army Releases Video, Handwara Girl Denies Molestation

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Published: 14 Apr 2016, 10:22 AM IST
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