Mobile internet, landline and cellphone services have been snapped in parts of Jammu & Kashmir, amidst escalating political and security situation in the state. According to multiple reports, mobile internet services were snapped on August 4 (yesterday). This morning, even landline and cellphone services were purportedly suspended, leading to a communications blackout in the state. The Indian Express reported that cable TV services were also suspended in Srinagar. MediaNama has been unable to reach police stations and sources in the Kashmir zone, as calls weren't connecting. Aditi Agrawal of MediaNama exchanged messages with a Kashmir resident until 1:15 am today, but messages sent thereafter were not delivered. While internet shutdowns in Jammu & Kashmir are fairly common, shutting down landline and cellphone services is rare, and amounts to suspension of democratic rights in Jammu & Kashmir. On August 4, former chief…
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