Srinagar: The state government has decided to snap internet services and impose restrictions in ‘volatile’ areas of the Kashmir valley for the third consecutive day since four civilians were killed in Handwara.
Inspector General of Police Javaid Gillani told Kashmir Reader that restriction would continue on Friday as well.
In Baramulla, Kupwara, and Bandipora districts and areas in the jurisdiction of seven police stations of summer capital Srinagar, Kralkhud, Rainawari, Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Khanyar, Safakadal and Maisuma will continue to remain under restrictions.
Snapping internet services has been the norm in Kashmir since summer uprising of 2008 when Kashmir erupted against the PDP-Congress coalition’s decision to transfer swathes of forest land in Baltal area of Ganderbal district to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.
The restrictions were imposed in 2010 uprising and in the aftermath of hanging of Afzal Guru in 2013. The internet services are snapped on all sensitive occasions including the Indian Republic day and Independence Day.