Valley SMS news services banned
Srinagar, July 13: The state government has banned the SMS news services in Kashmir on grounds that these were instigating violence and spreading rumours which triggered law and order problem.
Several SMS services registered with Information department were operating in Kashmir and were subscribed by people for fast dissemination of news.
However, during the recent turmoil in Kashmir, the state government issued orders to ban the SMS news providers, sources said.
Editor Current News Service Rasheed Rahi told Greater Kashmir that they were running a national news service CNS News registered with New Delhi based smsmantra.com.
According to Rahi, it was after Tufail Matoo’s killing that the government banned news service and blocked broadband facility.
“We were charging Rs 300 per annum per subscriber to a substantial customer base. We have to refund the amount to our customers since the government has banned it,” Rahi said.
Another SMS news service provider Kashmir Today News was banned from July 5 for circulating news regarding the happening in Kashmir. Editor KTN, Raja Irshad Ahmad said government had banned his news service for circulating news of the killings across Kashmir.
The BSNL officials in Srinagar said the SMS news services were controlled from Jammu.
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