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Internet Suspended In 12 Districts Of Bihar Till June 19 Amid Agnipath Protests

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Mumbai: Internet services will remain suspended in Kaimur, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Buxer, Nawada, West Champaran, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, and Vaishali and Saran from Saturday till June 19, Bihar government said.

According to an order issued by the Bihar government, the suspension will remain in place till Sunday (June 19).

“It is reasonably apprehended that some anti-social elements in Kaimer, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Buxer, Nawada, West Champaran, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Vaishali and Saran are using internet medium to transmit objectionable content in order to spread a rumour at large with a view to inciting public and cause damage to life and property and disturb peace and tranquillity,” the statement said.

It states that all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) shall not allow any person or persons to share any subject or any image content related to any social networking sites or through applications including WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Skype, persons are directed not to allow any message. , And Snapchat will not be broadcast in these 12 districts till June 19.

However, this order will not apply to government intranet and internet-based services including banking and railways.

The state government also said that those who violate the order will be punished under the relevant provisions of the law.

Bihar was the first state where the Agneepath plan was opposed, after which the movement spread rapidly to other states of the country.

On Friday, the house of Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi in ​​Bettiah district was attacked by protesters. Hours later, she came out in support of the plan and accused opposition parties of “misleading students” and said that her goons were destroying public property.

Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Sanjay Jaiswal’s house was also attacked, but he said the miscreants were not protesters and had come with the intention of blowing up the building.

A day ago, BJP MLA Aruna Devi was injured in a stone-pelting incident at Nawada, where the party office was also torched by a mob.

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