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Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir

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First published: February 9, 2013, 1:50 PM IST | Updated: February 9, 2013
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Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir
It is believed that the step was taken as a pre-emptive measure to prevent any misuse of the internet following Afzal Guru's hanging.

Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday snapped the mobile internet services in Kashmir Valley following hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammed Afzal Guru inside Tihar jail in national capital amid apprehensions of a
backlash.

All the mobile internet connections have stopped functioning from Saturday morning as the news about hanging of Guru broke out. Although, no reason has been given for snapping the services, it is believed that the step was taken as a pre-emptive measure to prevent any misuse of the internet.

In the past, authorities had suspended internet and mobile services during the 2010 summer unrest in the valley as some people used the internet to mobilise protests.

These services are suspended on every Republic Day and Independence Day as a precautionary measure as well.

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