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Mobile, internet blocked
SRINAGAR, July 18: Mobile internet services have been blocked in Kashmir valley following fresh tension over killing of four protestors by Security Force in Ramban district. The services were also impacted in parts of Jammu region, particularly Ramban district.

Officials of the leading cellular operator, Airtel wishing anonymity said the services were blocked after a ‘government order’ and will be restored only after receiving orders from the concerned authorities. “They said the step was due to security reasons,” one Airtel executive said on conditions of anonymity.

However, no officials preferred to comment over the issue, to confirm whether there was nay formal order issued or not.

Mobile internet service providers like Reliance and Airtel have been suspended, but the government-run BSNL’s Broadband is working. This is the third time that authorities have barred mobile internet services in Kashmir this year.

The services were suspended for days following the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and later again when a young man Tahir Sofi was killed by army in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

News Updated at : Friday, July 19, 2013
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