SMS, Mobile Internet Remain Shut in Kashmir On 5th Day

Srinagar- Mobile Internet and SMS services continued to remain suspended on Saturday in the Kashmir valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Reyaz Naikoo, earlier this week.

The situation in the valley, which has been witnessing lockdown since the third week of March due to COVID-19 pandemic, was generally calm barring a few local protests in some villages of Pulwama in south Kashmir.

Seeing an improvement of the situation after Naikoo was killed on Wednesday, the authorities allowed private telecom operators to resume their services from Friday night but asked them to keep Internet connection barred.

Restrictions had been imposed in the valley after the death of Naikoo and additional paramilitary forces were deployed at vulnerable points.

SMS services have been snapped across all telecom operators till further notice, officials said.

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