Temple Sacrilege: Jammu Kashmir suspends Internet service across the state


The ruling PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir has suspended all broadband services across the state in order to stop the spreading of rumors on social networking sites following the desecration of two temples last evening over there.

Earlier, describing incidents of desecration, at two temples in Jammu city in less than 48 hours as a “well planned conspiracy to flare up situation” ahead of the Amarnath Yatra in South Kashmir, the authorities decided to temporarily suspend all Internet services including mobile and landline Internet services.

Jotted that the accused held at Nanak Nagar was talking to someone on a cell phone while committing the crime, official said, “We are trying to find out as to with whom he was in touch at that time.”

Identified as Gurbachan Singh a.k.a. Minta, a suspended constable of Jammu Kashmir police, who kicked the Shiva idol at Nanak Nagar temple on Thursday evening, he was overheard telling someone over his cell phone, “I have done the task…Now deposit money in my account.”

Singh was later held under Public Safety Act on orders of the District Magistrate, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh.

This is a subsequent incident in less than 48 hours in Jammu city after a similar sacrilegious act was committed by a youth from Doda. Identified as Yasir Alfaz, he was stated as of “unsound mind” by his family members.

A large number of people came onto the roads in rage after news spread. Shopkeepers in the area shut their shutters and held a protest demanding action against the accused. "Though some people stood in protest in the area, the situation is normal and under control. Adequate police personnel have been sited to foil any inappropiate incident in the area," Singh said.

“We have to expose this conspiracy before people involved in it do something more,” a police officer added.