Mobile phone services were suspended across the Kashmir valley a day ahead of Eid, even as the shutdown continued for the 66th day. BSNL post-paid services were however exempted from the suspension. Mobile internet services had already been suspended on July 9 in the entire valley following fierce clashes that broke out after Friday prayers. Sources have said that authorities could suspend broadband internet facility on Tuesday fearing spread of rumors. Separatists have appealed to locals to celebrate Eid on Tuesday with austerity as a mark of respect for the victims of the ongoing unrest. They have also called for a march to the office of United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in Sonwar area of Srinagar. Also Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outage
Authorities have decided to impose curfew and restrictions to prevent the march. “We have intelligence inputs that separatists are planning large scale violence on Eid in Srinagar and elsewhere. Adequate arrangements have been made to scuttle the separatist designs,” said a senior intelligence officer. Authorities had suspended broadband internet services in the Kashmir Valley on July 8 till August 15. Following the killing Kashmiri militant leader Burhan Wani on July 8, mobile and internet services in the valley were shut down. Also Read - Mi Notebook Pro X to be Xiaomi's most expensive laptop yet, launch tomorrow
The Kashmir Valley has witnessed clashes between protesters and security forces following Wani’s killing, leaving over 55 people and thousands injured.