Burhan Wani death anniversary: High-speed internet services restored in view of 'improving situation'

Srinagar: The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday restored all internet services in the Valley, two days after the facilities were snapped due to apprehensions of law-and-order problems on the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen "commander" Burhan Wani.

Kashmiri Muslims carry the body of Burhan Wani, a separatist militant leader, during his funeral last year. Reuters

Kashmiri Muslims carry the body of Burhan Wani, a separatist militant leader, during his funeral last year. Reuters

"All internet services, including broadband and high-speed mobile internet, have been restored in Kashmir," said an official. He added that the services were restored in view of the "improving situation".

While the 2G mobile internet services were restored during the night, the high-speed (3G and 4G) internet services were restored Sunday evening.

The BSNL's broadband service resumed Sunday morning, said the official, adding that all the social media sites were also working across all the platforms.

The internet services were snapped across the Valley on Thursday night as a precautionary measure to maintain law-and-order in view of Wani's first death anniversary on Saturday.

Wani was killed in an encounter with the security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on 8 July last year. His killing had triggered massive protests and prolonged periods of curfews and shutdowns across the Valley.

As many as 85 people were killed and thousands injured in the daily clashes between the security forces and protesters for a period of over four months. Life in the Valley returned to normal on Sunday after two days of restrictions and strikes as Wani's first death anniversary remained by and large peaceful.

Updated Date: Jul 09, 2017 19:58 PM

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