Republic Day: Internet services stopped in Kashmir; main function venue changed
Considered a normal practice to shut down internet services in Kashmir on Republic and Independence Days of India, similar action was taken yesterday as well.
This year the main Republic Day function was held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium instead of the regular venue- Bakshi Stadium.
The area around the cricket stadium was sealed on Wednesday for full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade.
The step is seen as a precautionary measure by the security forces.
It need be mentioned that these services were withdrawn a day earlier that usually scheduled.
To strengthen security, forces also have been deployed at strategic locations in the cities to prevent untoward incidents. >