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Internet services snapped in Srinagar, restored

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Srinagar, Feb 03: Internet services on mobile devices were snapped here on Sunday as a “precautionary measure” even as tight security arrangements were been put in place for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here.

Internet services were snapped in the early hours of Sunday by authorities as part of efforts to ensure that the Prime Minister's visit passes off smoothly, officials said.

They said security personnel were deployed across the Valley in large numbers for maintaining law and order.

Separatists groups had called for a complete shutdown in the Valley to protest against Modi's visit.

Several separatist leaders including Hurriyat-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and former MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rasheed were placed under house arrest since Saturday, while Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained in Police station Kothi Bagh early Sunday morning.

The officials said there were no reports of any untoward incident reported from anywhere in the Valley so far.

The Internet services were restored late in the evening, sources said.

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