Internet, mobile services unaffected today

Srinagar, August 15 (KNS): For the second time in four years, Internet and mobile services remained unaffected in Jammu and Kashmir on Independence Day.

These services used to be snapped on Independence Day and Republic Day as part of the security drill.

Even data services were blocked, mobile phone services, were also suspended for the duration of the Independence Day ceremony.

Suspension of mobile phone services and internet on cellular devices as part of the security drill in Jammu and Kashmir had become routine since 2005.

Security agencies added this step to the security drill after militants triggered a blast outside the Bakshi Stadium during the Independence Day parade in 2005.(KNS)

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