Polling begins on dull note, Internet snapped in Srinagar
Posted by admin on 18th April 2019

Mobile internet service snapped in Srinagar
Polling begins in Srinagar PC on dull note

Polling began on a very dull note in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency (PC), spread over three central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Badgam and Ganderbal, where over 12.95 lakh voters will exercise their democratic right to elect their representatives from among the 12 candidates, including former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah seeking re-election.

The first phase of polling in Baramulla PC on April 11 was by and large peaceful apart from an incident in which a minor was killed in forces action on demonstrators when poll parties were leaving after the polling.

Unprecedented security arrangements had been made to instill confidence among the voters to come out and cast their ballots following boycott and strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). The authorities have suspended mobile internet service in the constituency as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours.

Mobile internet services were suspended on Thursday in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency(PC), spread over three central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Badgam and Ganderbal, which are going to polls today.

Official sources said the mobile internet service was suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.

However, Broadband and point-to-point internet service was working normally.

Mobile internet service of all cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), was suspended early this morning in Srinagar PC consisting of 15 Assembly segments. Service providers informed their customer that as per government directions internet service has been suspended in your area today.

Telecom company Airtel in a message in the wee hours today to its customers said “ Dear Customers , As per the Government instructions, the internet services have been temporarily stopped in your area”.

Snapping of internet service has badly affected professionals, including doctors and journalists besides students.

However, media persons, covering the polls will be hit most due to snapping of mobile internet. We have to go to office and file our poll stories, the journalists said adding at least media persons should be exempted from the ban of mobile internet.