Mobile internet snapped again

Mobile internet snapped again

The students, who had appeared in Class 10th bi-annual 2017 examination, faced difficulties as they couldn’t check their results on Monday evening due to mobile internet ban.

Authorities on Monday afternoon snapped mobile internet service across Kashmir as colleges and universities erupted in the Valley over the thrashing of students of Pulwama Degree College by government forces last week. However, the Broadband Internet and 2G services were spared.

This is for the second time this year that mobile internet service has been snapped in the Valley. Earlier, the authorities snapped both mobile and broadband internet services on April 8 on the eve of by-polls to Srinagar parliamentary seat.

The services were again unplugged this afternoon to contain protests, according to officials. The move came after massive protests and clashes were reported from colleges and universities across Kashmir against thrashing of students of Pulwama Degree College by forces on Saturday.

The students, who had appeared in Class 10th bi-annual 2017 examination, faced difficulties as they couldn’t check their results on Monday evening due to mobile internet ban.

Forty-five minutes before the snapping of services, former Chief Minister and working president of National Conference, Omar Abdullah, tweeted: “E-curfew to be imposed in the Valley again. I believe the orders have been issued.”

“We received directions from authorities to snap 3G and 4G mobile internet services in Kashmir. We were told to suspend these till further orders,” said one of the executives of a private cellular company here.

Reports said that services would remain suspended for next four days, though there was no immediate official confirmation on this.