Mobile internet services were suspended in Kashmir Valley today as a precautionary measure in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in an encounter with security forces in Tral. Mobile internet services have been snapped across the Valley since the afternoon, officials said. Also Read - BSNL launches a new cheap Rs 499 broadband plan to take on Airtel Xtreme, JioFiberAlso Read - BSNL offers 100 minutes free calling with select plans to aid COVID-19, Cyclone Tauktae affected users
However, BSNL broadband service was functioning normally, they said. The officials said the services were suspended as a precautionary measure to check rumour-mongering following protests at various places against Bhat’s killing at Tral this morning.
The mobile internet suspension comes hours after the government lifted a month-long ban on 22 social networking websites and apps in the Valley. ALSO READ: Telcos directed to shut down 3G, 4G services in Kashmir Valley over terrorism