Mobile phone calls suspended in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Calls, SMS and internet services on mobile phones were on Saturday suspended in Jammu and Kashmir as a security precaution on Independence Day, an official said.

The suspension on services was applicable to all service providers, including BSNL, Airtel, Aircel, Idea and Vodafone, in the state.

The step was taken to prevent militants from triggering remote-controlled explosive devices through the mobile phone, a top official, who did not wish to be named, told IANS.

The practice has been followed for many years when the services are suspended from around 8.30 a.m. till the time the state Independence Day functions in Jammu and in Kashmir come to an end.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here