Kashmir Internet update| Ground Report | Srinagar Inspector General of Police Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar Friday said that situation remained peaceful and under control across the Valley and that the mobile voice-calling service and broadband services on all platforms will be restored at 10 pm tonight.
“So far the situation has remained peaceful & under control. Thanks for the public’s cooperation in maintaining law & order. Mobile service (voice call) and broadband of all Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) shall open from today evening at 10 pm,” IGP Kashmir told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)
Internet snapped in valley due to Geelani’s death
Mobile phone connectivity and internet services were snapped on Thursday early morning in the wake of death of senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani as a “precautionary measure.”
After separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani’s death on Wednesday evening, situation across Kashmir has been peaceful and people are cooperating to ensure peace. “There has been not even one single untoward incident. Situation is fully under control,”
-Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh
Geelani, 92, breathed his last at his Hyderpora residence on Wednesday evening after prolonged illness. He was laid to rest at a graveyard barely 300 meters from is house. His family members, however, alleged that police snatched the body of Geelani and didn’t allow his two sons to even participate in the burial.
On the communication blackout in Kashmir, the DGP said that the police and the administration will take a call on the restoration of mobile phone connectivity and internet “very soon.” About media reports that some Kashmiri boys have joined the Taliban, the DGP Singh termed it baseless stating that “nobody has joined Taliban from Kashmir. This is just malicious propaganda. Youth are busy in sports activities like rugby, cricket, and volleyball. Youth are busy shaping their career.”