Mobile internet services snapped again in Jammu region

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A police official said that authorities concerned directed service providers to snap the services around forenoon. Photo: PTI

Low-speed (2G) mobile internet services were once again snapped in five districts of Jammu region on Sunday (August 18) to check rumour-mongering, a day after the services were restored.

A police official said that authorities concerned directed service providers to snap the services around forenoon. The official said that the decision was taken to check rumour-mongering and maintain peace and tranquility.

Low-speed mobile internet services were restored in five districts of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday after remaining suspended for nearly a fortnight.

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Mobile internet services were snapped across Jammu region on August 4, a day before the Centre revoked provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Curfew-like restrictions were put in place across the state hours before the move. However, the restrictions were subsequently eased.

Immediately after resumption of 2G mobile Internet services in five districts of Jammu region, Jammu Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh had warned of strict action against anyone circulating fake messages or videos on social media.

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