The mobile internet was set up in Kashmir in view of the anniversary of Afzal Guru's death and was later restored

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Mobile internet services were stopped early in the morning when the authorities arrested violence in the valley following a separatist call for bandh.

The police filed an FIR against the banned JKLF on Saturday for calling for a strike to mark Afzal Guru's death. (Image for illustration: PTI)

As a precaution, the authorities shut down mobile Internet services in Kashmir on Sunday to prevent a law-and-order scenario on the seventh anniversary of Parliament's assassination of the convicted Mohammad Afzal Guru.

Mobile internet services were stopped early in the morning when the authorities arrested violence in the valley following a separatist-led Bandh call, officials said.

The services were restored in the evening, officials added.

The authorities restored 2G Internet services in Kashmir on January 25, more than five months after they cracked all communications facilities in the valley after the repeal of Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5, last year.

The J&K police filed an FIR against the banned Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Saturday for calling for a strike to mark Guru's death.

Afzal Guru was hanged in Delhi Tihar Prison in 2013 for his role in the December 2001 attack on Parliament.

Two journalists were subpoenaed by the police for reporting the JKLF press release announcing the strike on Sunday and Tuesday, the anniversary of the company's founder, Mohammad Maqbool Bhat's death.

The journalists were released after five hours of questioning.

Mohammad Maqbool Bhat was hanged in 1984 and buried in Tihar prison.

In the meantime, normal life in the valley has been affected by the strike, officials said.

Markets and shops remained closed, while public transportation was largely off the streets, officials added.

There were no reports of unusual incidents across the valley, officials said.

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