Srinagar: Mobile Internet services have been suspended in Srinagar city and some other parts of Kashmir Friday as a “precautionary measure to check rumour mongering” in the wake of recent protests demanding justice for the Kathua rape victim.
A police official said the suspension of the mobile Internet facility is a “precautionary measure for just few hours.”
“It is a precautionary measure to check rumour mongering and prevent miscreants from creating any law and order problems,” the official said.
He said while mobile Internet services were working normally in the rest of the valley, the speed has been reduced in the four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian of south Kashmir.
Widespread protests have erupted in Kashmir in support of demand for justice for the victim of the horrific rape and murder case in Kathua district of the state in January this year.