J&K violence: Mobile, internet services suspended

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Srinagar, Aug 11: Mobile Internet services were on Sunday suspended in Jammu and Kashmir following tension in Jammu region, which have been hit by communal riots.

The mobile Internet connections were snapped this morning as rumours about fresh deaths and destruction in Kishtwar and other riot-hit areas in Jammu region started doing rounds on social networking sites.

None of the officials of the state-owned BSNL or other private cellular operators were willing to comment on the suspension of the services.

However, police sources said the services shall remain suspended till the situation in Jammu region will stabilise as mobile Internet had been misused by miscreants to fan trouble in the Valley in the past.

The mobile Internet services were earlier also snapped in the wake of hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru and in the aftermath of Gool firing incident in which four persons were killed.

PTI

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