After phone, internet, newspapers, govt now snaps cable TV in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Cable television services were snapped in Kashmir valley early Saturday morning, only hours after police raided the offices of valley’s leading newspapers, seized their printed copies and detained their employees.

Present unrest in the valley, which started after the killing of top militant commander Burhan Wani, further led to killing of at least 39 protesters and 2 policemen.

Reports said that the government had ordered the cable television operators to snap the services from Saturday morning.

Pertinently, after snapping mobile internet and telephony services across Kashmir valley, and the gag on Kashmir-based newspapers, television news was the only source of information for common people.