Mobile internet services suspended in Karnal ahead of farmers’ protest

The Haryana government suspended mobile internet services in Karnal district from 12:30 p.m. Monday to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and tightened security arrangements for the proposed farmers’ protest on September 7.

A similar ordinance has been issued for the districts of Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind and Panipat where mobile internet services will remain suspended from Tuesday midnight to 11:59 p.m.

Farmers’ unions have called for a protest demanding strict legal action against the IAS agent who was at the center of the controversy over the baton charge against farmers who demonstrated in Karnal on August 28. Samyukt Kisan Morcha has announced that he will besiege mini-Karnal. secretariat on September 7 if their requests are not met.

Kisan Mahapanchayat

The order to suspend mobile internet services, issued by the State Department of the Interior, said the measure is taken with the aim of maintaining public order in Karnal before the “Kisan Mahapanchayat” convened on Tuesday. morning.

He said there was a clear potential for disruption of public services and security, damage to public property and facilities and threat to public order in Karnal district due to improper use of services. Internet through the dissemination of inflammatory material and rumors, which are ongoing or could be disseminated to the public via mobile internet services, SMS and other dongle services.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk said elaborate security arrangements have been put in place to call on farmers to “gherao ”.

“The main objective of these arrangements is to maintain peace and order, prevent all forms of violence, facilitate the functioning of the traffic and public transport system and protect public property in the state in general and in Karnal in particular, “he said.

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