Internet suspended in Srinagar, Budgam after CRPF vehicle kills youth

Mobile Internet service was suspended in Srinagar and Budgam districts early Saturday after a youth run over by a CRPF vehicle yesterday succumbed to his injuries.

Kaiser Amin, 21, was ploughed down by the Central Reserve Police Force vehicle in the old city area of Nowhatta during protests on Friday.

Internet services in Srinagar and Badgam districts have been suspended as a precautionary measure, a police officer said.

The speed of broadband Internet connections has also been brought down to prevent uploading of “provocative posts and pictures.”

Rail services between north Kashmir’s Baramulla and the Bannihal town in Jammu region were suspended for the day.

Pro-freedom leaders have called for a general strike against civilian killings and desecration of the grave of Hizbul commander Sameer Tiger allegedly by the government forces.

While shops, other businesses remained closed and public transport remained off the roads at most places, three-wheelers and private transport was seen plying in the uptown and city outskirts.

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