According to the news agency, the authority has stopped the mobile internet service for the purpose of maintaining peace in Kashmir. However, fixed line services including fiber and broadband are operational. At present, it has not been informed that when the mobile internet service will be restarted.
Last month, the Punjab government also suspended mobile internet and SMS services, except for voice calls, in Patiala district, a day after clashes between two groups over an anti-Khalistan march left four people injured .
In Kashmir too, the service was suspended as a precautionary measure. It is not hidden from anyone that Kashmir is the most sensitive area of India. Many times terrorist activities or riots are seen here. In such a situation, the authorities shut down the internet service as the first and safe step.
Yasin Malik was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court on Wednesday. Besides this, a fine of Rs 10 lakh has also been imposed on the separatist leader. Malik has been sentenced to different terms for various offenses under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).