New Delhi: As more people head towards Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri borders to join the farmers protesting against the Centre’s three farm laws, the Union Home Ministry on Saturday issued an order temporarily suspending internet services at the three protest sites and their adjoining areas from 11 pm of January 29 to 11 pm of January 31.
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, the official said.
The Haryana government has already suspended mobile internet and SMS services in 14 districts and extended the same in three others till 5 pm on January 30. With this, only voice calls are now allowed in 17 of the 22 districts. The government move has come at a time when people from across Haryana have started moving towards Delhi’s borders, especially Ghazipur, Tikri, and Singhu, to extend support to the farmers protesting against the Centre’s new agri laws.