Mobile internet services to remain suspended in Haryana, Punjab

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Aug 2017 08:39:24


 

CHANDIGARH,

MOBILE internet services will remain suspended in Haryana and Punjab till Tuesday, besides internet lease lines on the premises of the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters at Sirsa have also been suspended for the said period, officials said on Sunday.


The authorities had earlier suspended the services to prevent rumours from being spread, ahead of the court verdict against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted by a CBI court in Panchkula on Friday in a 15- year-old rape case.
Now, the ban has been extended till Tuesday to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order in view of the quantum of punishment to be pronounced against the Dera chief in Rohtak on Monday, officials said.


Mobile internet services, which were suspended for 72 hours in Haryana, ahead of Friday’s court verdict, would continue to remain suspended in the state till 11.30 am on Tuesday, they added.


Besides, all educational institutions in Panchkula, Rohtak, Kaithal, Ambala, Bhiwani and Fatehabad districts will remain closed on Monday, the officials said. Mobile internet services, which were suspended in Punjab three days back, would also remain suspended till Tuesday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had announced on Saturday.


The Haryana government said on Sunday it had extended the period of suspension of mobile internet services, including 2G, 3G, 4G, CDMA and GPRS, all SMS and dongle services provided on mobile networks, except voice calls, in the state till 11.30 am on August 29.


“Besides, the internet lease lines on the premises of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa have been suspended till August 29. Any person found guilty of violating these orders would be liable to face legal action,” Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Ram Niwas, said here.


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There was no report of any violence in Haryana since Saturday even as security forces remained on alert. Relaxation in curfew was being given at various places where it had been clamped earlier, officials said.
In Sirsa, the district administration on Sunday morning relaxed the curfew for five hours in and around Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters here, after restrictions were imposed on August 24.


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“Sedition charge has been slapped against seven persons, including five Haryana police personnel,” Karambir Singh, Inspector, Panchkula Police (Sector-5), said on Sunday.
They had also been charged for attempt to murder, he added.


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