Farmers’ Protest: Internet Services Suspended At Singhu, Ghazipur And Tikri Borders

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday, suspended internet services at the farmers’ protest sites at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri borders and adjoining areas till 11 pm of January 31, The New Indian Express (TNIE) quoted official sources as saying on Saturday.

Hundreds of farmers have stayed put at the Ghazipur border with more supporters pouring in on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

The decision for suspending internet services was taken to “maintain public safety and averting public emergency” under Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017, the official was quoted as saying.

There is heavy security deployment at the protest sites, including personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), Rapid Action Force (RAF) in anti-riot gears and civil police.


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