Mobile internet snapped in valley.
The Government of has snapped the mobile internet (2G, 3G and 4G) services in Kashmir fearing law and order problems, especially after the killing of top Hijbul Mujahedeen commander Sabzar Bhat in a Tral encounter on Saturday.
It has not even been 24 hours since social media sites and applications including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter were restored in Kashmir Valley.
A fresh surge of violence hit the Valley on Saturday, after successor of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in the Tral region of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to reports, Wani’s successor, Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, was gunned down in an encounter in Saimu Village.
Government on April 17 blocked access to 22 websites and applications, including Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter, as well as 3G and 4G data services in valley.
The ban came in the wake of reports that these social networking sites were being “misused by anti-national and anti-social elements to create law and order disturbances” in Kashmir.
The ban had evoked widespread condemnation within the state and beyond.