SHOPIAN: For the first time since the aftermath of Burhan Wani’s killing in July 2016, government authorities snapped mobile voice call services on Monday in the wake of the civilian and militant killings in Kulgam.
Many south Kashmir districts were facing ban on high-speed internet since a month ago when three policemen were killed in Shopian and later videos were widely circulated on social media in which policemen were announcing their resignation.
The suspension of voice call services not only barred information about the encounter at Kulgam’s Larnoo village in which three militants were killed but also left people to speculate about the blast that killed several civilians at the encounter site.
Voice call services were barred in Kashmir in 2016 after Burhan Wani’s killing. Internet also remained suspended for more than two months following the killing.