Internet services on mobile devices suspended in Kashmir

Suspension of mobile phone and Internet services on Republic Day and Independence Day has been part of the security drill.

Updated - January 26, 2021 12:26 pm IST

Published - January 26, 2021 11:02 am IST - Srinagar

Border Security Force Jawans hold the National Flag and raise slogans near the snow-covered border on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day near Line of Control North Kashmir on Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

Border Security Force Jawans hold the National Flag and raise slogans near the snow-covered border on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day near Line of Control North Kashmir on Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

Internet services on mobile devices were suspended in Kashmir on Tuesday as a precautionary measure for ensuring smooth passage of Republic Day celebrations in the valley, officials said.

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“The mobile internet telephone services have been temporarily suspended in the valley for ensuring peaceful Republic Day celebrations,” the officials said.

However, the mobile phone services remained unaffected.

Suspension of mobile phone and Internet services on Republic Day and Independence Day has been part of the security drill in the valley since 2005 when militants used a mobile phone to trigger an IED blast near the venue of Independence Day celebrations.

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