Srinagar: Radio Kashmir suddenly went off air on Saturday evening, fuelling strong speculations in the Valley till authorities clarified it was a technical snag in the station’s transmitter situated in city outskirts.

After some media persons contacted station director, Humayun Kaisar, he informed that the Narbal transmitter of Radio Kashmir had developed a technical snag, leading to transmission snapping.

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The station director said a team of engineers had been rushed to locate the snag and rectify it so that transmission was resumed.

Speculations arose after the transmission failure of Prasar Bharati-run Radio Kashmir as separatists have asked people to march to Radio Kashmir and the local Doordarshan Kendra on September 1 to prevent employees entering.

Separatists have called “Radio Kashmir and the local Doordarshan Kendra part of India’s war machinery used for anti-Kashmiri propaganda”.