Hours after restoration of low-speed mobile internet in Kashmir, service 'temporarily' suspended

SRINAGAR: Low-speed mobile internet was restored on Saturday in Kashmir after being snapped nearly six months ago, only to be "temporarily" suspended later in the evening, with officials saying the service would be resumed after the culmination of Republic Day celebrations.

Mobile internet was suspended in the wake of the Centre''s decision on August 5 last year to revoke Article 370 provisions that gave the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir special status.

"The mobile internet services were temporarily suspended this evening ahead of the Republic Day functions," an official said.

He said the services would be resumed again after the culmination of functions across the Valley on Sunday.


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