Mobile Phone Services Jammed in Jammu and Kashmir

Mobile services across Jammu and Kashmir were jammed Tuesday with virtually no connectivity in the state, which is on high alert following terror threats on Republic Day.

All mobile networks stopped working Tuesday morning. There was no signal on mobile phones of private service providers, including Airtel, Vodafone, Tata Indicom and Aircel.

BSNL phones did have signal but could not connect to other phones. There was also no way of reaching service providers to know why there was no signal.

Officials said services had been jammed following inputs that the militants might use mobile phones to trigger explosive devices or pass on directions on phone.

"This has been done for security reasons," an official told IANS over a landline phone.

Published Date: Jan 27, 2010 10:11 am | Updated Date: Jan 27, 2010 10:11 am