Barring Two Districts, Mobile Internet Services Restored In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Mobile internet service was restored in Kashmir except Srinagar and Budgam districts after five days on Monday.

“Mobile internet service was restored in Kashmir this evening except for Srinagar and Budgam districts,” an official said.

He said that will review the restoration of mobile internet in Srinagar and Budgam tomorrow afternoon.

The ban on voice calling and internet services was imposed after the demise of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. While voice calling and fixed-line internet services across all operators were restored Friday night after remaining suspended for two days, mobile internet services remained barred.

Five days after Geelani’s death, restrictions had been relaxed in the valley on Sunday, but forces remained deployed. There were no restrictions on people’s movement, but barricades and check- points could still be seen along the roads, especially those leading to Hurriyat leader’s residence at Hyderpora.

Geelani died at his home in Srinagar on Wednesday night after a prolonged illness and was buried at a mosque near his residence.

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