New Delhi (SunstarTV Bureau): The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday has ordered shutdown of the internet services in parts of Delhi NCR amid protests by farmers.
The government has sent an order to telecom service providers directed temporary suspension of internet services in areas of Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi and their adjoining areas in the NCT of Delhi from 12.00 hours to 23.59 hours on the Republic Day, according to the Department of Telecom.
“Government has invoked Temporary Suspension of Telecom Sevices (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017 in the interest of maintaining public safety and averting public emergency to suspend internet services in areas closer to farmers protest sites,” a source told PTI.
“The local law and order administration has invoked the internet shutdown and not by the department,” informed a spokesperson of Telecom department.
As per the SMS sent by the Telecom department, “As per the government instructions, the internet services have been temporarily stopped in your area because of which you are not able to use these services. You will be able to use the Internet services once we get direction from the government.”