Jammu: Mobile internet services were curtailed in Jammu region on Thursday as authorities feared misuse of social media after tension gripped Udhampur district over recovery of carcasses of three cows.
Police said the mobile internet services have been cut in this region of Jammu and Kashmir to prevent misuse of social media on phone and the decision will be reviewed shortly.
The decision came hours after carcasses of three cows were found in Jammu’s neighbouring district Udhampur, leading to tension there.
“Three carcasses of slaughtered cows were found behind the SDM office in Chenani tehsil of the district,” Udhampur SSP Mohammad Suleman Choudhary said.
As the word of the incident spread, a large number of people took to the streets. Shops also downed their shutters, he said.
Authorities are also apprehensive of a reaction in Jammu region over the beef party held by an Independent MLA in Kashmir yesterday, which led to a clash between the legislator and BJP MLAs in the state Assembly on Thursday.