Internet services restored except in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Low-speed mobile Internet services were restored in the Valley today, except in south Kashmir districts, after remaining suspended since yesterday in the wake of counter-militancy operations.
“Low-speed mobile internet (2G) services have been restored in the valley, except in four districts of South Kashmir,” a police official said.
He said the services were restored in Srinagar and other districts following improvement in the situation.
However, the high-speed mobile internet facility continued to remain barred across the Valley, he said.
Meanwhile the authorities today decided to keep schools and other educational institutions closed tomorrow even as the separatists extended the strike by one day over the killings of 13 militants and four civilians in three separate encounters in the Kashmir valley.
Officials of the Education Department said the schools will remain closed tomorrow as a precautionary measure to avoid any law and order problem.
They said a decision on re-opening of schools will be taken after assessing the situation tomorrow.