Mobile internet services will be stopped in 14 districts–Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Fatehabad, Rewari and Sirsa.
It Should be noted Internet services were already suspended in Palwal, Sonipat and Jhajjar, and has now been extended.
Therfore out of 22 Districts in Haryana now only 5 districts been supported with internet . Human right activists criticise Modi led centre government decision
The Haryana government’s decision comes at a time when people from Haryana have started progressing towards Delhi’s borders, especially Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu, to show their support to the farmers protesting against the Centre’s 3 new agricultural laws.
The order issued by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajeev Arora states that the step was taken to “stop the spread of disinformation and rumours and divisive propaganda through various social media platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter etc on mobile phones and SMS, for facilitation and mobilisation of agitators and demonstrators who can cause serious loss of life and damage to public and private properties by indulging in arson or vandalism and other types of violent activities.”
“There is a clear potential of disruption of public utilities, damage to public assets and amenities and disturbance of law and order on account of misuse of internet services by way of spread of inflammatory material and false rumours,” the order further reads.
Late on Thursday evening, more security personnel were deployed at the Ghazipur border to vacate the protesting site.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait told reporters, “The Supreme Court has justified the peaceful sit-in.” “There has been no violence on the Ghazipur border. Despite this, the government is adopting a repressive policy.”
Earlier The administration has cut off power and water supply to the hundreds of farmers, who have been camping out at Delhi borders.
A huge security build-up has started at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border, which has remained one of the prominent protesting site for the agitating farmers.
Delhi Police has issued lookout notice against farmer leaders who have been named in the FIRs filed in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers’ tractor parade in the city on January 26, police chief S N Shrivastava said.
The farmers will also be asked to surrender their passports. The police have named 37 farmer leaders, including Rakesh Tikait, Yogendra Yadav and Medha Patkar, in the FIR that mentioned charges of attempt to murder, rioting and criminal conspiracy.