Internet gag in exam times puts students to peril in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 14 (GNS): The authorities have once again barred internet services in north Kashmir areas, resulting in huge inconvenience to student community who are busy with various examinations. 

The internet was snapped after the killing of two militants in Kupwara who hailed from neighbouring Baramulla district.

Students from North Kashmir areas including Handwara, Kupwara, Sopore and Palhallan made scores of calls to news agency GNS and complained about the the inconveniences they are facing due to snapping of Internet since last evening.

The students said the government on the pretext of maintaining law and order puts entire population to inconvenience by scuttling communication.

“You cannot think of preparing examinations without internet in contemporary times and authorities should realise it,” said Tanveer, a student of 12th class from Handwara.

Many other students said that at a time when exams at various levels were going on, the students have been deprived of Internet services which help them in preparations.

“The government surprisingly snapped Internet services in Kupwara and Handwara areas which are totally peaceful this time. We urge authorities to kindly restore all modes of Internet services as soon as possible,” the students demanded. (GNS)