Internet suspended in Kashmir on eve of R-day

Internet suspended in Kashmir on eve of R-day

An official said that the service was suspended "as a precautionary measure".

Mobile Internet service was suspended in Kashmir on the eve of R-day in Kashmir valley to "prevent any untoward incident" during the official January 26 functions.

An official said that the service was suspended "as a precautionary measure".

He said that the service was shut around 7:30 pm across Kashmir valley. "Voice calling on mobile devices is likely to be blocked tomorrow morning to prevent militants from detonating any explosive devices," he said.

The main R-day function is being held at Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar.

All roads leading to the venue have been blocked with concertina wires and barricades.