Access Denied: JK Government snaps broadband internet, mobile service again

Resistance groups in Kashmir have called for a march to UN office in Srinagar on September 13 and appealed to people to offer Eid prayers at 8.30 am at all places across the Valley.

MUDASIR YAQOOB
Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 12 2016 11:43PM | Updated Date: Sep 12 2016 11:43PM
Access Denied: JK Government snaps broadband internet, mobile service againRepresentational Pic

The J&K government on Monday ordered snapping of broadband internet and mobile phone services across Kashmir on an occasion when people need such facilities badly.

The harsh measure comes on the eve of holy festival of Eid-ul-Adha when people need communication facilities to convey their wishes and greetings to friends and relatives. The services were snapped on Monday at around 4.30 pm without any prior intimation to the subscribers. While only postpaid mobile phones of state-owned BSNL are working, the outgoing call facility on pre-paid phones continues to remain suspended.

Broadband service has been snapped for the second time since July 9, a day after the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani. It was earlier snapped on the afternoon of August 13, on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations and restored six days later. However, phone services have been suspended several times since July 8, giving tough time to people.

Resistance groups in Kashmir have called for a march to UN office in Srinagar on September 13 and appealed to people to offer Eid prayers at 8.30 am at all places across the Valley.

Sources said that the cellular service companies have been ordered to shut their operations for next 72 hours. The snapping of broadband service—one of the unprecedented measures of the PDP-led government—has been badly affecting work in essential service departments as well as media houses.

 

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