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Mobile Services Blocked In North Kashmir Following Violence

Mobile services in north Kashmir and SMS service in the entire valley have been blocked on the instructions of the state government following incidents of violence, an official said on Tuesday. "We blocked the SMS
PTI June 29, 2010 13:55 IST
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Mobile services in north Kashmir and SMS service in the entire valley have been blocked on the instructions of the state government following incidents of violence, an official said on Tuesday.

"We blocked the SMS service on the instructions of the Director General of Police, who cited security reasons for the disruption," Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), General Manager, Mahesh Shukla told PTI.   Almost all the mobile service providers including BSNL jammed the SMS service in the valley after midnight last night while mobile services in north Kashmir were disrupted yesterday.   "Mobile services will be restored as soon as we get further instructions," an official spokesperson from a mobile service provider here said.  The move comes amidst escalating violence in the valley where curfew has been imposed in Sopore, Baramulla and seven areas in Srinagar.  The valley has witnessed protests over the killing of youths in alleged CRPF firing.

Two persons, including a 9-year-old boy died, and 65 others, including 32 policemen, were injured in the violent clashes in various parts of the valley yesterday. PTI