Mobile Internet being ‘restored shortly’ in Srinagar

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Youth surfing internet in Srinagar after Govt restored 2G internet after over 5 months
Youth surfing internet in Srinagar after Govt restored 2G internet after over 5 months – PTI

SRINAGAR — The mobile Internet services, shut in Srinagar from the last four consecutive days, is being restored very shortly, a senior police officer said on Friday evening.

“The Internet services will resume very shortly,” he said.

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The internet and voice calling services were suspended at around dawn on May 19 when a gunfight erupted in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar which eventually culminated in the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, one of them Junaid Sehrai, youngest son of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.

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Junaid, an MBA pass-out, had joined Hizb in March 2018. The other militant killed in the gunfight was identified as Tariq Ahmad Sheikh of Pulwama and he had, as per officials, joined the militant ranks two months ago.

The voice calling services were restored next day while internet services, already reduced to 2G speed across the Valley from last more than nine months, remained suspended hitherto.

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