Srinagar, May 11 (GNS): Mobile internet services are being restored tonight in most parts of Kashmir Valley, official sources said on Monday.
A senior police officer told GNS that the 2G internet services would be restored in “most places” by 10 p.m.
Meanwhile, restrictions across Kashmir Valley continued on Monday even as mobile 2G internet and short messaging services (SMS) remained barred following the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Riyaz Naikoo along with associate in a gunfight on May 6.
High Speed internet remains shut in the Valley since August 5 and the Supreme Court of India refused to pass any order for its restoration today.
Naikoo and his associate Adil Ahmad were killed in an encounter in Beighpora on Wednesday following which authorities snapped mobile telephone and Internet services in the Valley. However, late last night, the authorities restored the telephony services but held back approvals to end the ban on internet and messaging services for both pre and post paid users.
Soon after the news about Naikoo’s killing spread, restrictions were imposed in most parts of the Valley.
Even though Kashmir is under the coronavirus lockdown for the last 50 days days, additional police and paramilitary forces personnel were deployed in many sensitive and vulnerable areas for maintaining peace.