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I-day: Low-speed 2G internet shut in Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities suspended the 2G mobile internet service across Kashmir on Saturday as I-day functions were held in district headquarters in the valley.

Kashmiris woke up to see the service barred even as mobile telephony was working. To mention, high-speed 4G internet continues to remain barred since August last year.

The main I-day function was held at SK Stadium in Srinagar where Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha hoisted the tri-colour.

Similar functions were held across other districts.

Authorities had issued an order making the presence of civil servants above the rank of an under-secretary compulsory at the official I-Day functions in the union territory.

There was strict vigil on roads leading to the Stadium even as police and paramilitary personnel placed barricades at key locations.

The deployments were further beefed up following the killing of two local policemen in a militant attack in Srinagar’s Nowgam on Friday.

The two cops were part of a deployment party on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway in Nowgam area of Srinagar district. Another policeman was also injured in this hit and run strike.