New DelhiCitizenship Act Protest: Internet Service:
The Mobile internet services will remain suspended in Ghaziabad of Uttar Pradesh till 10 am on Saturday in view of anti-citizenship law protests, District Magistrate of Ghaziabad said. Mobile internet services were initially suspended in Ghaziabad for 24 hours from 10 pm on Thursday in view of violent protests against the new citizenship law in parts of Uttar Pradesh. The restriction was extended for another 12 hours on Friday.
The action has been taken to avoid spreading of hate messages on social media with an aim to disturb the communal peace and harmony.
Earlier, District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pande has instructed mobile phone service providers to suspend internet services till 10 pm on Friday, the official said. The district magistrate has taken this action to thwart any possibility of violence and arson in the district, he added.
At least six people were killed during anti-Citizenship Act protests across Uttar Pradesh on Friday, the police said. While two protesters were killed in Bijnore, one each died in Kanpur, Meerut, Sambhal and Firozabad after protests turned violent.
Even though the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh denied firing a single bullet, reports claimed that most of the injured sustained bullet injuries. News agency PTI reported that at least 50 police personnel also sustained "serious injuries" during the clashes.