Internet services suspended in Kashmir

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), April 17 (ANI): With the Valley witnessing relentless violence, authorities in Kashmir today snapped Internet services until further notice. According to reports, 4G and 3G services have been suspended, while broadband still prevails. The development comes in the wake of the fresh violence that erupted across the valley today, as college students clashed with security forces over alleged police brutality in a Pulwama college. Hundreds of students, clashed with the security forces in Kashmir earlier today during protests against police action in a college on Saturday. The violence erupted in Srinagar after a day-long protest, and spread within hours to other parts of the Kashmir Valley including Tral and Sopore. Yesterday two killings were reported from Jammu and Kashmir where suspected terrorists barged into the house of a 'pro-government gunman' Rashid Billa and shot him dead. Ikhwan commander Rashid Billa was gunned down in Hajin town of Kashmir's Bandipora district late on Sunday night. According to police sources, the gunmen barged into Billa's home and opened indiscriminate fire, killing him on the spot. The incident came within an hour of unknown gunmen killing former public prosecutor advocate Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan. Imtiyaz was shot dead by suspected militants in Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place in Pinjura village. On Saturday, in a similar attack, militants barged into a medical shop owner named Bashir Ahmad Dar's house in Srinagar last night and shot him dead. Also all schools in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera have been closed for the time being in wake of the ceasefire violation by Pakistan. (ANI)