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Haryana Government Extends Suspension Of Mobile Internet Services Till February 5

Mumbai: The Haryana government on Thursday extended all network services except mobile SMS services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), bulk SMS services and voice calls in Sonepat and Jhajjar districts till 5 pm.

The Haryana government on Wednesday lifted the ban on mobile internet in Panipat and Charkhi Dadri. Mobile Internet services were suspended in some districts of the state “to prevent any disturbances of the peace and public order amid protests against farmers and agricultural-related laws.”

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The official said that restrictions have now been lifted in Panipat and Charkhi Dadri districts. However, the state government has suspended mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), SMS services (bulk SMS only) and all dongle services, except for voice calls to the five mobile districts available, Kaithal, Jind, Rohtak, Sonipat and Jhajjar till 5 pm on 4 February.

An order has been issued to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order in the jurisdiction of these districts of Haryana and it will come into force with immediate effect.

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Any person found guilty of a violation of the above order shall be liable for legal action under the relevant provisions, which the said order. Farmers protested in the state due to the government’s move to suspend mobile Internet services in 17 districts and later in some places.

Opposition parties had also condemned the ban on mobile internet in some parts, saying the move would affect students who were preparing to appear for the final exam.

The state government on Tuesday ordered the suspension of mobile Internet services in three districts near Delhi after violence erupted during the tractor parade of farmers in the national capital on Republic Day.

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