Security measures will be taken on day-to-day basis, no blanket ban on internet: IGP Kashmir

Security measures will be taken on day-to-day basis, no blanket ban on internet: IGP Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jul 06 (KNS): With the Hurriyat calling for six-day protest programme from July 8 to 13 on the first anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen slain commander Burhan Wani, the authorities will enhance security measures and will suspend internet as per the situation that emerges on daily basis in this week.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Khan told KNS that the security arrangements will be reviewed on day-to-day basis as per the situation.
Khan said the authorities will not impose “blanket ban” on internet during these six days.
“Restriction will be imposed area-wise and situation-wise. There will be no blanket ban on internet. But only on crucial days internet will be suspended on day-to-day basis,” Khan told KNS.
The IGP said security measures will be reviewed every day and the measures will be set as per the situation.
As per the protest programme of the Hurriyat, shutdown has been called for shutdown on two days only on July 8 and 13 on the first anniversary of Burhan Wani.
The IGP hinted that the strict measures will be taken only on these two days.
The authorities will also enhance and deploy more security in the Valley especially in south Kashmir areas where protests and militant activities are on a spurt.
Meanwhile, Police has asked the internet service providers to block all social media sites or shut down their services in Kashmir from 10 pm tonight till further orders in view of the Hurriyat programme.
“In view of the apprehensions of misuse of internet services by anti-national elements, which is likely to cause deterioration in law and order situation, you are directed to block all social media sites,” the order reads.

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