Amid curbs, Musa laid to rest in Tral

Amid curbs, Musa laid to rest in Tral

Anantnag: Amid curbs and rains, thousands of people on Friday thronged Noorpora Tral in south Kashmir to attend the funeral of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind chief Zakir Musa. Government forces killed the militant commander hiding in a residential house surrounded by orchards late Thursday night in Dadsara village of Tral. As soon as news about his killing […]

Internet suspended in Kashmir Valley

Internet suspended in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Immediately following the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa, the government authorities shutdown internet across the Valley. Mobile internet was entirely snapped while broadband speed was reduced as the government feared eruption of protests against the killing. As soon as the new about Musa’s killing emerged late Thursday evening, social media was splashed with […]

Shutdown in city, no internet on election day

Shutdown in city, no internet on election day

Srinagar: A complete shutdown was observed on Thursday to boycott the Lok Sabha election for Srinagar constituency. On the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik, shutdown was observed by people but there were no barricades, no frisking, and no checking on roads as […]

Slowdowns follow shutdowns: Frequent Internet blockades causing hardship to students, businesses

Slowdowns follow shutdowns: Frequent Internet blockades causing hardship to students, businesses

Srinagar: The frequent internet blockades in the Kashmir valley are causing huge losses to a wide cross-section of people including traders, businessmen, entrepreneurs and students. Speaking on behalf of the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), its president, Muhammad Yasin Khan, said that valley traders have so far suffered a huge loss of Rs 20 to 25 […]

Mobile internet services suspended in most parts of Kashmir

Mobile internet services suspended in most parts of Kashmir

Srinagar: Mobile internet services were Saturday suspended in most parts of Kashmir while the network speed was throttled in other parts as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, officials said. Mobile internet has been suspended in south Kashmir’s four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama and central Kashmir’s Srinagar and Budgam districts, […]

With internet shut, south Kashmir B.Ed students fail to submit examination forms

With internet shut, south Kashmir B.Ed students fail to submit examination forms

Srinagar: Scores of students from south Kashmir districts enrolled at private colleges are staring at a loss of their academic year after missing out on submitting online application forms of their Bachelors of Education (B Ed) examination because of frequent and long internet suspensions. The last date for online form submission for 3rd and 4th […]

Gunfight in Sopore, internet snapped

Gunfight in Sopore, internet snapped

Sopore: A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants in Brath village of Sopore Wednesday evening after a team of government forces including army’s 22RR, SOG of police, and paramilitary CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO). Sources said that a CASO was launched in Brath village in the afternoon but it ended […]

Notes on the Digital Curfew

Notes on the Digital Curfew

Fida Hussain Sodagar The internet is under siege again in conflict tormented Kashmir. A digital curfew has been imposed in the valley, especially in South Kashmir. The frequent blockade of the internet has caused an economic breakdown. Apart from this, students have been kept away from the current affairs and updated study material for competitive […]

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