Handwara firing: Officials says mobile internet services in Kashmir suspended to check spreading of rumours


Srinagar: In the Kashmir, today, as per the officials, the mobile internet services have been suspended on the ground that it is necessary in the view of precautionary measures to check spreading of rumours by anti- social elements.

It is declared today, that the said mobile internet services were not available to the Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla and Ganderbal districts’ subscribers. However, the service providers in this connection were found tight- lipped about the suspension of such mobile internet services.

However, again the said suspension of services were found offering effects on the residents of Srinagar and South Kashmir area. Many of the residents as such in their comments made it clear that they were unable to access mobile internet services in the morning.

But, as per the officials, the said suspension in connection with the mobile internet services was for a temporary measure and services and it would be restored as soon as the situation in the area will become normal.

It was seen that in the earlier incident which was occurred in Handwara town, four civilians were killed during the clashes between stone pelting mobs and security forces in the Kupwara district of the northern Kashmir, since Tuesday.

It was also seen that the said incident was occurred due to the alleged molestation over the collage girl, by the Security forces. The locals came out of the home and started allegedly throwing the stones against the security forces and in response to it, the security personnel started firing shots against the mob. Earlier it was informed that two youth were killed.

One of the youth, Nayeem Qadir Bhat was the Student at Government Degree College Handwara, and also he was budding top order batsman who claimed to have attended an under- nineteen National level camp some years ago.

Thus, now the situation is little stable but still the impact of the incident is still there. As such, the decision to have suspended the mobile internet services, would have been taken in this connection, by the officials engaged in the settlement of the situations.

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