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Internet Services Suspended At Delhi-NCR Borders Amid Farmers’ Protests

Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered the temporary suspension of internet services at Delhi-NCR borders as protesting farmers clashed with police at several areas in the national capital.

The internet services in Noida Sector 34 have been suspended following the “government instructions”.

Many people living in the Sector 34 area have received the message that as per the government order, Internet services have been stopped. The message read: “Internet services in your area have been blocked until notice is given as per government instructions.”

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has temporarily suspended internet services along the Sinha border connecting Delhi and Haryana and where thousands of farmers have been camping for over two months.

The Home Ministry has suspended internet services as a precaution in view of the violence that took place between 23:59 pm (11:59 pm) in Ghazipur border, Tikri border, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs mandates: “… in the interest of maintaining public safety and mitigating public emergency, it is necessary to order the temporary suspension of Internet services in Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi and expedient areas. And On January 26 from 12:00 pm to 23:59 pm in Delhi’s NCT in their immediate areas.”

Meanwhile, traffic in several parts of the national capital has been affected due to the ongoing farmers’ tractor rally.

Police used tear gas on groups of farmers and resorted to baton charge as protesters broke past barricades with tractors at various border points and did not take pre-determined routes for their march to the national capital.

The Delhi Police had allowed farmers opposing three farm laws to hold their tractor parade on selected routes only after the official Republic Day parade at Rajpath. However, as chaos peasants were moving towards central Delhi.

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