Internet banned in J&K for two days from Friday


Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will have to celebrate Eid-ul Zuha festival without Internet services, with the state government ordering termination of data services from Friday morning till Saturday night, as it apprehends misuse by anti-social elements to create communal tension.

The directive by police to all service providers, on the eve of Eid, comes amidst the controversy over beef ban. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) SJM Gillani directed the service providers to snap all data services from 5 AM on Friday till 10 PM on Saturday.

“The misuse of data services by anti-national elements, which is likely to cause deterioration in law and order situation, you are requested to completely snap down the data services through GPRS/2G/3G and broadband in Kashmir Valley starting from 5 AM of September 25 till 10 PM of September 26”.

The ban has been imposed on Internet so that no videos are uploaded or social networking sites are accessible. The government has asked to service providers to ensure that the bandwidth of Internet is reduced to the bare minimum.