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Haryana Govt Imposes Ban on Mobile Internet Services in 14 More Districts Till Tomorrow

Police uses tear gas to disperse protesting farmers who were attempting to break barricades at Ghazipur border. (Image: PTI)

Police uses tear gas to disperse protesting farmers who were attempting to break barricades at Ghazipur border. (Image: PTI)

Apart from Sonipat, Palwal and Jhajjar, the ban has been extended to Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Fatehabad, Rewari and Sirsa till 5 pm tomorrow.

In view of the ongoing farmers' unrest at its borders with Delhi, the Haryana government on Friday extended the mobile internet ban to 14 of its 22 districts. Apart from Sonipat, Palwal and Jhajjar, the ban on internet services has been extended to Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Fatehabad, Rewari and Sirsa till 5 pm tomorrow, a statement by State Directorate of Info & Public Relations stated.​

The Haryana government has extended the suspension of telecom services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), all SMS services (excluding banking and mobile recharge) and all dongle services, etc. provided on mobile networks, except voice calls in the territorial jurisdiction of Sonipat, Palwal and Jhajjar for next 24 hours till 5 pm on January 29, according to the order.

In view of the violence in Delhi, Haryana Home Secretary Rajeev Arora had on Tuesday issued the order to snap mobile Internet services in three districts, which are in close proximity of Delhi, to "stop the spread of disinformation and rumours through various social media platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter" for mobilisation of antisocial elements who can disturb the peace, cause loss of life and damage to property.

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first published:January 29, 2021, 17:11 IST
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