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48-hr Mobile Internet Ban as NE boils Over Citizenship Amendment Bill: Tripura

In view of the fast detiorating situation, the state government said that it is prohibiting use of SMS and mobile data for 48 hours, beginning 2pm on Tuesday. This shall be applicable for press messages also, the letter read.

Sabrangindia 10 Dec 2019

New Delhi/Tripura: The Tripura administration has shut down internet service for 48 hours in wake of surging protests against the against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has been passed by the Lok Sabha on the midnight of December 9/10..

"It has been reported by Director General of Police, Tripura that rumours are being mongered about ethnic clashes between tribal and non-tribal in Manu and Kanchanpur areas. This has created violent situation in the area. It has been noticed that SMS, WhatsApp and social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are being used for transmission of fake images and videos as well as text messages which have potential to incite violence in the State at a larger rate," Tripura government said in a letter.

In view of the volatile situation, the state government has said that it is prohibiting use of SMS and mobile data for 48 hours, beginning 2pm on Tuesday. This shall be applicable for press messages also, the letter read.

All semblance of normal life has been hit in Tripura following an indefinite bandh called by tribal parties and organisations against the Bill. Most government schools, offices, banks and financial institutions in the council areas remained closed and vehicles were off the roads on Monday.

It is not just Tripura. Other states in the North East are also facing similar protests. Huge processions were taken out in different areas of Guwahati, with protesters raising slogans against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.


Related:
CAB 2019 is not just Unconstitutional, it is meant to create communal divides

48-hr Mobile Internet Ban as NE boils Over Citizenship Amendment Bill: Tripura

In view of the fast detiorating situation, the state government said that it is prohibiting use of SMS and mobile data for 48 hours, beginning 2pm on Tuesday. This shall be applicable for press messages also, the letter read.

New Delhi/Tripura: The Tripura administration has shut down internet service for 48 hours in wake of surging protests against the against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has been passed by the Lok Sabha on the midnight of December 9/10..

"It has been reported by Director General of Police, Tripura that rumours are being mongered about ethnic clashes between tribal and non-tribal in Manu and Kanchanpur areas. This has created violent situation in the area. It has been noticed that SMS, WhatsApp and social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are being used for transmission of fake images and videos as well as text messages which have potential to incite violence in the State at a larger rate," Tripura government said in a letter.

In view of the volatile situation, the state government has said that it is prohibiting use of SMS and mobile data for 48 hours, beginning 2pm on Tuesday. This shall be applicable for press messages also, the letter read.

All semblance of normal life has been hit in Tripura following an indefinite bandh called by tribal parties and organisations against the Bill. Most government schools, offices, banks and financial institutions in the council areas remained closed and vehicles were off the roads on Monday.

It is not just Tripura. Other states in the North East are also facing similar protests. Huge processions were taken out in different areas of Guwahati, with protesters raising slogans against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.


Related:
CAB 2019 is not just Unconstitutional, it is meant to create communal divides

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