Afzal Guru death anniversary: 2G mobile internet suspended in Jammu-Kashmir
The 2G internet services were restored earlier last month across all the 20 districts in the Union Territory, following the directions of the Supreme Court
Srinagar: 2G mobile internet services in Kashmir have been suspended yet again on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru today.
Earlier last month, the 2G internet services were restored across all the 20 districts in the Union Territory, following the directions of the Supreme Court.
The development was called the biggest breakthrough in internet connectivity in the region since August 5 last year when the government had imposed multiple restrictions after the abrogation of Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday had announced the extension of the 2G mobile data service in the union territory till February 15.
The order to this effect was issued by Principal Secretary, Home Department, Shaleen Kabra, here in the evening. It also increased the whitelisted sites available for mobile data users in the union territory to 481.
Meanwhile, officials said there are mild restrictions on parts of Srinagar.
On the other hand, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a separatist group in the Valley, has called for a strike on February 9 and 11 to observe the death anniversaries of Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Maqbool Bhat. Besides, the All Party Hurriyat Conference have called for a bandh in Kashmir on the terrorist’s death anniversary.
Afzal Guru was hanged and buried in Tihar jail on February 9, 2013 after the Supreme Court upheld a verdict against the 43-year-old for his involvement in 2001 attack on the Parliament.