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Internet services restored in Srinagar after 12-hour shutdown

Here’s how the shutdown disrupted the lives of locals in the region.

Internet services were restored in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar city and its neighbourhood on May 26 following roughly 12 hours of suspension which began the previous evening. The shutdown was ordered amid violence that erupted just after an NIA court passed a life sentence to separatist leader Yasin Malik, IANS reported. MediaNama also independently verified the matter from several locals and the police. "Mobile internet connection were suspended only in the Maisuma area, not all of Srinagar. It was however heavily slowed down across the city at around 4 pm yesterday in response to mob attacks," said Superintendent of Srinagar Police's cyber cell Sandeep Choudhary. He did not share a copy of the shutdown order but said that only mobile internet services had been affected and that anyone using fixed cable or landline broadband network was not affected. However, according to locals, mobile internet was completely snapped not only in parts of Srinagar but also in other locales such as Kupwara and Anantnag in southern Kashmir. Why it matters: For the past three years, India has been leading the world in the number of internet shutdowns. Kashmir has become the biggest casualty, suffering 400 internet shutdowns since the abrogation of Kashmir's special status in 2019 which has led to dozens of protests. It has even reached a point where government authorities are imposing shutdowns at the first sight of disturbance. What led to the internet shutdown? Protesters had assembled at the residence of Yasin Malik in Maisuma, Srinagar on Wednesday afternoon…

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