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Mobile internet — already restricted to 2G — suspended in Kashmir Valley: Report

2G mobile internet, the maximum bandwidth available in Kashmir, was suspended in the entire valley today, after Hizbul Mujahideen's commander Riyaz Naikoo and another militant were trapped in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district, reports The Hindu. The internet suspension was a precautionary measure. There have been at least 12 instances of internet suspension ever since the nationwide lockdown for coronavirus was imposed on March 25. April 27: Suspended in Anantnag district from 8 am to 6 pm, following an encounter in adjoining district of Kulgam April 27: Suspended in Kulgam district from 9:30 pm to 6 pm [Editor: the next day], following an encounter in Guddar area in Kulgam April 25: Suspended in Kulgam district and police district of Awantipora from 4:45 am to 6 pm. This was following an encounter in Goripora in Awantipora. April 22:…

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