ellular services and 2G mobile internet that were suspended in Kashmir in view of securities due to Republic Day celebrations were restored in the Valley Tuesday evening.
Internet services on mobile devices were suspended in Kashmir on Tuesday morning as a precautionary measure for ensuring smooth passage of Republic Day celebrations in the valley, officials said.
“The mobile internet telephone services were temporarily suspended in the valley for ensuring peaceful Republic Day celebrations,” the officials said.
Suspension of mobile phone and Internet services on Republic Day and Independence Day has been part of the security drill in the valley since 2005 when militants used a mobile phone to trigger an IED blast near the venue of Independence Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, elaborate security arrangements were in place in Kashmir as security forces were deployed along all the roads leading to the venue of the main official function in the Valley to ensure the smooth passage of Republic Day celebrations.