All private telecom operators in Jammu and Kashmir have been asked to suspend their services for a day, starting this evening, as a precautionary measure in the wake of widespread violence in the state.
Prepaid services of government-owned BSNL have also been suspended for a day, officials sources said here on Thursday.
Sources said the decision to suspend mobile services has been taken to prevent spreading of any misinformation.
The Kashmir Valley has been witnessing violent protests over the killing of Hizbul poster boy Burhan Wani by security forces on July 8. About 36 people have been killed in the ongoing unrest in the Valley, mainly in south Kashmir.
The sources said the decision to review the suspension of mobile services will be taken on Friday evening. Besides BSNL, Aircel and Reliance operate in the state.