No blanket ban on internet in kashmir: IGP


Srinagar: The police authorities will enhance security measures and “will suspend internet as per the situation that emerges on daily basis in this week.”

This is in regard to the call for a six-day protest by Hurriyat from July 8 to 13 on the first anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen slain commander Burhan Wani.

The Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan said, “The security arrangements will be reviewed on day-to-day basis as per the situation.”

Khan further said that the authorities will not impose a “blanket ban” on internet during these six days.

“Restriction will be imposed area-wise and situation-wise. There will be no blanket ban on internet. But only on crucial days internet will be suspended on day-to-day basis,” Khan added.

As per the protest programme of the Hurriyat, shutdown has been called for shutdown on two days only on July 8 and 13 on the first anniversary of Burhan Wani.

The IGP hinted that the strict measures will be taken only on these two days.

The authorities will also enhance and deploy more security in the Valley especially in south Kashmir areas where protests and militant activities are on a spurt.

Police has asked the internet service providers to block all social media sites or shut down their services in Kashmir from 10 pm tonight on Thursday till further orders in view of the Hurriyat programme.


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