Farmers' Protest: MHA orders internet suspension at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri borders till 3 February

The suspension of internet services at the three border points, which was imposed on 29 January, was extended to 'maintain public safety'

Press Trust of India February 01, 2021 14:37:32 IST
Farmers' Protest: MHA orders internet suspension at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri borders till 3 February

Farmers from western UP and Uttarakhand joined protesters at Ghazipur on Saturday. PTI

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the suspension of internet services at the farmer protest sites in Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders till Tuesday night, officials said.

Apart from the three border points, where farmers have been protesting since November against the Centre's three new farm laws, internet services will remain suspended in their adjoining areas too. The suspension is effective from 11 pm of 31 January to 11 pm of 2 February.

The decision has been taken to 'maintain public safety and averting public emergency' under Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017, a Home ministry official said.

The suspension of internet services at the three border points and their adjoining areas was imposed at 11 pm on 29 January and was initially effective till 11 pm on 31 January.

Internet services were also temporary suspended in some parts of Delhi on 26 January, when large scale violence was reported during the farmers' tractor rally.

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