After the Delhi Blast, police arrested three people including the owner of an Internet cafe in Kishtwar over an email claiming responsibility for the blast that left 15 dead and 131 dead. According to police sources, the email was sent from a cyber cafe in Kishtwar from the address email@example.com.
There were only two internet cafes in Kishtwar, but both were closed after a raid on Global Internet Cafe, from which police say the email originated.
Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, a local said, "Even if the internet cafes were not closed, I would not have allowed my son to go there." Ashraf's 20-year-old son Zakir was a regular visitor to the Global Internet Cafe.
The other cyber cafe, Solution World, has been closed since the beginning of September as the owner, Asif Syed Shah, who also provides computer hardware and software consultation, has been out of town. "I thank my stars for not being open that day," Asif said.
"How is this possible? We charge just Rs.20 per hour from the customers and hardly earn anything for installing all these security devices," Asif remarked adding, "So it is best that I do not restart this business."
"My business has fallen by 75 percent since this incident and police too are harassing us in the name of keeping check," said a cyber cafe owner in Rajouri's main market.