Authorities on Wednesday once again suspended 3G and 4G mobile Internet services in the Valley following the death of a youth by government forces firing in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The mobile Internet services which were restored last week after remaining suspended for over a fortnight were again suspended today morning after 20-year-old a youth died in the forces’ firing in Ganawpora village late Tuesday.
According to the sources, government forces had surrounded a house after specific intelligence input that two militants were hiding in the village on Tuesday evening.
As soon as the villagers heard the gunshots, they came out pelting stones at the forces’ personnel to breach the cordon which ensured clashes between forces and protesters.
The youth who was injured and later succumbed to his bullet injury on his way to the hospital was identified as Adil Farooq Magrey of Ganawpora village.
At least 10 other protesters were injured in the clashes.
Meanwhile, authorities have shut down schools and colleges in Shopian on Wednesday to prevent protests by students.
Sources said that heavy deployment of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been made in the city here and other district headquarters to maintain law and order.