2g Internet service restored in Pulwama, Shopian districts after ten days

2g Internet service restored in Pulwama, Shopian districts after ten days

Authorities had snapped Internet service on January 24 following the killing of two militants and a teenage boy in a gunfight between militants and government forces in Chaigund village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

2g mobile Internet service was restored in twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama on Saturday after remaining suspended for ten days.

However, high speed 3g and 4g services continue to remain shut in these districts.

Authorities had snapped Internet service on January 24 following the killing of two militants and a teenage boy in a gunfight between militants and government forces in Chaigund village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Two girls were also critically injured during the gunfight.

Also on January 27, Army shot dead two youth and injured another, who later died at SKIMS, in Shopian’s Ganawpora village.

The locals were resisting army’s move to remove the banners of the slain Hizb ul Mujahideen militant.

The authorities had snapped internet services to "stop rumor mongering in the areas.”