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Kashmir hostility: Mobile services remain suspended

Administration official reluctant to comment on why the telephone services have been downed

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 17 2016 4:09PM | Updated Date: Jul 17 2016 4:09PM

Kashmir hostility: Mobile services remain suspended

Except BSNL mobile service, other mobile networks are presently downed in the hostile Kashmir valley. The state is not connected with the rest of the country. Inter-exchange calls on all telephone connections have been suspended due to the prevailing law and order situation.

 

While landline telephone connections in three north Kashmir districts of Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara were snapped yesterday, the inter-exchange calls for all landline connections in the Valley were snapped today.

 

Customers are not able to make calls to any phone outside their respective home districts. Calls can be made on telephones within a district. The broadband internet services too have been downed across the Valley.

 

Police or civil administration official are not willing to comment on why the telephone services have been downed in the Valley.

 

However, sources said, step has been taken to contain the violent protests that have left 41 persons dead and more than 3150 injured in the clashes that erupted on July 9 after Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter.