Mobile Internet Services Blocked In Kashmir As Precautionary Measure For PM Modi's Visit

07/11/2015 1:26 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - JUNE 07: A Kashmiri Muslim girl takes picture with her cell phone as a head priest (not seen in the picture) displays the holy relic believed to be the hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammed on the occasion of the Muslim festival Mehraj-u-Alam, which marks ascension day, the journey from Heaven to Earth of the Prophet Mohammed, at the Hazratbal Shrine on June 07, 2013 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Every year thousands of Muslim devotees from across Kashmir throng the Hazratbal shrine in central Srinagar for prayers and to have a glimpse of the Moi-e-Muqaddas, Holy Relic of Prophet Mohammed, displayed for public viewing on ten occasions in a year , including Meraj-ul Alam , the night Muslims believe Prophet Mohammed ascended to the heaven. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

SRINAGAR -- Mobile internet services in Kashmir Valley were blocked this morning as a precautionary measure in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally here.

"Mobile internet services have been temporarily discontinued in the Valley in the wake of the PM's visit," officials said.

They said it was a precautionary measure in view of the high profile visit.

The officials said all service providers had been directed to disconnect the mobile internet services from 10 AM till the Prime Minister leaves the Valley.

However, broadband services on BSNL were working.

Modi is scheduled to address a public rally at Sher-e- Kashmir Cricket Stadium at Sonawar here.

The Prime Minister, after addressing the rally, is scheduled to inaugurate 450 megawatt Baglihar Phase II power project in Ramban district on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

He is also scheduled to lay the foundation stone of four-laning of Udhampur-Ramban stretch of the National Highway. The project, once completed, will reduce the travelling time between Srinagar and Jammu - the twin capitals of the state - by nearly two hours.


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