Mobile internet services will remain suspended in Jammu and Kashmir until September 6

The Interior Ministry of Jammu and Kashmir has issued an order declaring that mobile internet services in the Union territory will remain suspended until 5:00 p.m. on September 6. The restriction of internet services to J&K comes in light of the demise of outright separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

While the situation in UT after Geelani’s death has remained calm, internet arrangements in Kashmir have been blocked by authorities to prevent any untoward incidents. In addition, there are restrictions on the movement and gathering of people coupled with a suspension of cellular connectivity.

No internet until September 6 following the death of Syed Ali Shah Geelani

The famous pro-Pakistani Kashmiri separatist leader died on September 1 in his Hyderpora residence following a long illness. Marking the sorrow over the death of a leader who led separatist politics for more than three decades in Jammu and Kashmir, his clan buried his body in a mosque near his residence.

Sources said authorities had ordered all mobile phone companies to suspend mobile and internet services in the Kashmir Valley. Internet services from Jio Fiber, Airtel, as well as local providers, including point-to-point CNS, have been suspended since the morning of September 2.

Mobile connectivity has been closed to J&K as a precaution to avoid confusion after baseless but powerful rumors.

A J&K police spokesperson said: “Today the peace around the valley remained peaceful and no untoward incidents were reported. part of the false propaganda inciting violence is totally denied by the police. “

Syed Ali Shah Geelani dies at 91

The 91-year-old Kashmiri separatist leader is survived by two sons and six daughters. Geelani, a pro-Pakistani separatist leader, was born in 1929 in the village of Zoorimunz in the Bandipora district of Kashmir. Sources said he had suffered from kidney disease for more than two decades, associated with age-related illness, including dementia.

A three-time member of the Legislative Assembly of the former state of Sopore, Geelani was the face of unrest in the Amarnath land dispute in 2008. Syed Ali Shah Geelani was previously a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir and founder of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. He’s even been president of the All Parties Hurriyat conference. For years, he led the umbrella alliance known as the Pak Proxy, stirring up civil unrest, peddling separatist sentiments and inspiring Kashmiri youth to become activists. He eventually left the Hurriyat, alleging that the constituents of the Hurriyat had led a rebellion against its leaders, accusing them of special interests in securing political positions in the PoK and doing little about India’s decision. to repeal article 370 of the Constitution.

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