Shopian killings: Authorities ‘slow down’ internet in Kashmir, restrictions on Sunday

Cellular companies have been directed by authorities to reduce mobile internet speed in Kashmir in wake of killing of two youth in Army firing in Shopian district on Saturday.

Official sources told a local news agency GNS that police have sent a communication to the cellular companies wherein it has directed them to reduce mobile internet (4G/3G) to 2G speeds in all districts of Kashmir Valley with immediate effect.

As per the directions the companies have been asked not to keep speed more than 128 kbps.

Earlier, two youth were killed and  several others were injured in army firing at Ganapora area of Shopian. The Army said its troopers had opened fire in self- defense as a mob pelted stones on its vehicles and tried to lynch an injured officer.

Meanwhile, restrictions will be imposed in parts of Srinagar city in view of a shutdown call issued by the joint resistance leadership against the killings.

“Complete restrictions will be imposed within the territorial jurisdictions of Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safakadal and MR Gunj police stations and partial restrictions within those of Maisuma and Kralkhud,” an official spokesperson said.

 

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