Srinagar, April 26: In Indian administrated Kashmir, the authorities have imposed ban on internet services for a period of one month.
The Home Department of the territory in an order has directed all Internet Service Providers that “any message or class of messages to or from any persons or class of persons relating to any subject or any pictorial content through the following social networking sites shall not be transmitted in the Kashmir Valley, with immediate effect, for a period of one month or till further orders, whichever is earlier”.
Social networking sites to be suspended include Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, QQ, WeChat, Ozone, Tumblr, Google+, Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram and Reditt.
The ban on the internet has been imposed following forceful anti-India and pro-freedom demonstrations by students across the occupied territory.
It is to mention here that Internet mobile services in the bandwidth of 3G and 4G are already suspended in the Kashmir Valley.