Mobile internet services suspended in Patiala after clashes

Government of Punjab. also transfers the best cops in the district

Government of Punjab. also transfers the best cops in the district

On April 30, the Punjab government suspended mobile internet services in Patiala district from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., a day after different groups of people clashed amid a confrontation over the holding of a march. in the city against the attempt of the pro-Khalistan movement.

The government has also transferred the Inspector General of Police (Patiala Beach), Chief Superintendent of Police and Superintendent of Patiala Police, according to an official statement.

According to the order of the State Department of Interior, mobile Internet services, all SMS services and all dongle services, etc. provided over mobile networks, with the exception of voice calls in Patiala district, will remain suspended. The order was made under Rule 2 of the Temporary Suspension of Telecommunications Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017.

The order added that in order to thwart the designs and activities of anti-national and anti-social elements, to maintain community peace and harmony, and to prevent any loss of life or damage to public and private property, it was necessary to take measures to maintain law and order. in Patiala district in the public interest to stop the spread of misinformation and rumors through various social media platforms.

A curfew was imposed in Patiala district, Punjab, from 7 p.m. April 29 to 6 a.m. April 30 after the clash in which four people, including two police officers, were injured.

A source within the administration said The Hindu that the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) had sought permission to hold a march in the city amid the announcement by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) to mark Khalistan’s Founding Day on April 29.

The authorization was however refused by the administration. In response to the Shiv Sena’s plan to stage the march, a group of Khalistan sympathizers announced a counter-march. Police arrested Harish Singla, sitting chairman of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), for taking the motorcade out without permission and inciting violence.

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