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Srinagar: Authorities blocked internet service in south Kashmir on Friday. Officials said that internet service was suspended in south as Pakistan is organising Kashmir Solidarity Day. ”Pakistan is launching a propaganda to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th of February. To stop the propaganda the government may have blocked internet in south,” said the police officer. He added that there is no information about when the service will be restored. Free Press Kashmir is…

Srinagar: A shutdown is being observed in parts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir to mark the 31st anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre. Reports said, shutdown is being observed in Lal Chowk, Gaw Kadal and Maisuma areas to mark the anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre. Over 50 people were killed in the ‘Gaw Kadal’ massacre and hundreds were injured. However police in its FIR mentioned death of 22 persons. On January…

Srinagar: Srinagar markets observe a spontaneous shutdown on Friday against the “killing of three persons” during a military operation in Lawaypora area of Srinagar. The families of the slain trio, however, had alleged that their children were students and not militants. Eyewitnesses said that parts of Lal Chowk markets that include Residency Road, clock tower (Ghanta Ghar), Maisuma are observing a shutdown while as parts of downtown are also witnessing shut down. There was no…

Pulwama: A complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on the second consecutive day over the “killing of 3 persons in Lawaypora” area of Srinagar during an “encounter” on December 30, 2020. On Friday morning, eyewitnesses said that majority of the shops in the areas including Bello, Rajpora and Pulwama Town remained shut to mourn the killing of the trio who according to the families were killed in a “fake encounter”. In…

Sopore: A partial shutdown is being observed in old town Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Friday over the killing of a local Jaish militant in an army operation. Reports said that majority of the shops in the areas including Old Town, main Chowk and Bugoo Sopore remained shut to mourn the killing of a 22-year-old ace footballer turned militant. Reports added that public transport is off the roads; however, a thin movement of…

Students travelling long distances in pandemic to attend online classes Srinagar: When financial conditions of the family of 17-year-old Adnan Farooq, class 11th student worsened after his father was diagnosed with a tumour, he decided to make changes. Adnan registered for an online course for class 11th on the online learning platform, Unacademy because he could not afford the fee for offline tuitions in Kashmir. However, Adnan did not know that his online classes will…