Srinagar: Internet and mobile phone services were suspended in Kashmir Valley as a precautionary measure on Independence Day on Tuesday, officials said.
Only BSNL landline service was functional in the valley.
Internet facilities and services of all other mobile phone operators were suspended as a precautionary measure on the 71st Independence Day, the officials said.
A high alert has also been imposed across the Kashmir Valley ahead of the Independence Day, amid reports of a grenade-lobbying incident taking place recently on the valley. Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP said that such incidents happen there, but they will ensure that the August 15 celebrations go well. “We have taken all the precautions and sufficient deployments have been made. I am sure August 15 will pass off peacefully and well-attended,” he added.