Internet ban in Sonepat, Jhajjar extended till Friday evening

Order issued to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order in jurisdiction of these districts of Haryana, says govt

Internet ban in Sonepat, Jhajjar extended till Friday evening

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Tribune News Service 

Chandigarh, February 4 

Haryana Government has extended the suspension of mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), SMS services (only Bulk SMS) and all dongle services, etc., provided on mobile networks except the voice calls in the territorial jurisdiction of two districts namely Sonepat and Jhajjar till 5 pm on February 5. 

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This order is issued to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order in the jurisdiction of these districts of Haryana and shall be in force with immediate effect. Any person who will be found guilty of violation of aforesaid order will be liable for legal action under relevant provisions. 

The spokesman said the suspension have been ordered under Rule 2 of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017. All telecom service providers of Haryana, including the Head of BSNL (Haryana jurisdiction), are hereby directed to ensure the compliance of this order. 

The spokesman said that the state government has decided to impose this suspension of internet services in order to stop the spread of disinformation and rumours through various social media platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Twitter, etc on mobile phones and SMS, for facilitation and mobilisation of mobs of agitators and demonstrators who can cause serious loss of life and damage to public and private properties by indulging in arson or vandalism and other types of violent activities.

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