Internet block from midnight

The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday would partially blocked internet services on the first death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru who was sent to gallows covertly last year in New Delhi. 

 

Mobile internet services would be blocked after Kashmir resistance camp called for a three-day shutdown to commemorate the hanging of Guru and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. 

 

“As per directions received from the police we will block the 2G/3G data services in Valley from 11.55 pm today. The blockade will remain till we get further orders,” a top source in one of the telecom companies told Kashmir Dispatch.

 

A top official at another mobile internet company said they have received similar orders.

 

However, sources at the government-run BSNL said that the internet services to the broadband users were not blocked.

 

The government has restored to blanket ban of the internet when protests have escalated in the conflict-torn region.