Mobile internet services were Wednesday suspended in Jammu following protests in parts of the city after an ancient temple was allegedly desecrated by a “mentally disturbed” person. According to police officials, an ancient temple situated in Roop Nagar area of Jammu was vandalized yesterday which led to protests across the city. “As a precautionary measure, we have decided to suspend mobile internet services till the situation returns to normal”, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jammu, Simrandeep Singh told PTI. Also Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outageAlso Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online security
Singh said top police and civil officials have been monitoring the situation since last night and the decision to suspend the mobile Internet services was taken to stop any further flare-up of the situation. He said if the situation remains normal, the suspension of mobile Internet services would be revoked in the evening. Adequate police deployment has been made to thwart any untoward incident.
Protestors had last night set three vehicles on fire and had resorted to stone pelting on police after the news of the desecration of the temple spread in the city. Police have arrested the man who allegedly vandalized the temple and have started the investigations.