Airtel, Vodafone, Jio suspend internet, voice, messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR in compliance with police order amid anti-CAA protests

Telecom operators on Thursday suspended internet, voice and messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR following instructions from the police in the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act

Press Trust of India December 19, 2019 14:21:06 IST
Airtel, Vodafone, Jio suspend internet, voice, messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR in compliance with police order amid anti-CAA protests
  • Telecom operators on Thursday suspended internet, voice and messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR following instructions from the police

  • Services were suspended for locations including walled city areas of north and central districts, Mandi House, Seelampur, Jaffarbad, Mustafabad, Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh and Bawana

  • Telecom service providers including Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio barred the services to comply with the order

New Delhi: Telecom operators on Thursday suspended internet, voice and messaging services in parts of Delhi-NCR following instructions from the police in the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act.

Airtel Vodafone Jio suspend internet voice messaging services in parts of DelhiNCR in compliance with police order amid antiCAA protests

Protestors detained by police for defying prohibitory orders imposed by the Delhi Police in the Red Fort area. PTI

As per the order, services were suspended for locations including walled city areas of north and central districts, Mandi House, Seelampur, Jaffarbad, Mustafabad, Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh and Bawana.

Telecom service providers including Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio barred the services to comply with the order. "In view of the prevailing law and order situation, it is hereby directed that communication of all types i.e. voice, SMS and internet, be halted from 0900 hours to 1300 hours in Cell IDs/BTS (base transceiver stations) covering the following areas for 19-12-2019," said the order issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell, New Delhi.

Despite prohibitory orders issued by Delhi Police, protestors have gathered at Red Fort and Mandi House. Police have already detained scores of protesters at the Red Fort and taken away in buses.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has closed entry and exit gates of 16 stations.

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