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Day Ahead of Farmers' 'Chakka Jam' Protest, Haryana Govt Extends Curbs on Mobile Internet in Sonipat and Jhajjar Districts

For representation: Protesting farmers listen to a speaker at the Delhi-Haryana border on December 17, 2020. (AP Photo)

For representation: Protesting farmers listen to a speaker at the Delhi-Haryana border on December 17, 2020. (AP Photo)

The mobile internet services were suspended in some districts of the state "to prevent disturbance of peace and public order" amid the ongoing farmer agitation against the three agricultural laws of the Centre.

Mobile internet services will remain suspended in Haryana's Sonipat and Jhajjar districts till Saturday evening, an official statement said. The mobile internet services were suspended in some districts of the state "to prevent disturbance of peace and public order" amid the ongoing farmer agitation against the three agricultural laws of the Centre.

The Haryana Government has extended the suspension of mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), SMS services (only bulk SMS) and all dongle services provided on mobile networks except the voice calls in two districts, Sonipat and Jhajjar, till 5 pm on February 6, the statement said here on Friday. Any person found violating the order will be liable for legal action under relevant provisions, the order said.

The state government had ordered the suspension of mobile internet services in three districts bordering Delhi — Sonipat, Jhajjar and Palwal after the breakout of violence in the national capital during the farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day. After January 26, the mobile internet services were suspended in 17 districts but were subsequently restored, barring for the Sonipat and Jhajjar districts.

Opposition parties had also condemned the curbs on mobile internet, saying the move would affect students preparing for various examinations.

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