Hyderabad: A screenshot of a purported tweet of union home minister Amit Shah has gone viral on social medi“Fixed Line, Broadband and Mobile Internet services to be snapped in UTs of J&K and Ladakh from tonight,” the tweet read.

You can view the archived tweet here.

After abrogating the special status given to J&K, internet services were suspended. However, broadband and low-speed 2G internet services has been restored.

Fact Check:
Ministry of home affairs (MHA) spokesperson confirmed that the screenshot is fake. “A tweet is circulating in the name of Union Home Minister mentioning fixed-line broadband and internet in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to be snapped. This tweet is fake. No such tweet has been done from Union Home Minister’s twitter handle,” tweeted the spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Press Information Bureau (PIB) also confirmed that the tweet is fake and no such tweet has been posted by Amit Shah on his twitter handle.

Going through Amit shah’s twitter handle we couldn’t find any such tweet posted.

Hence the claim that the internet will be snapped in Jammu and Kashmir is fake. The screenshot of Amit Shah’s tweet is fake.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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