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Citizenship Act Protests: Internet Services Suspended In Some Parts Of West Bengal

The West Bengal Government On Sunday Suspended The Internet Services In Some Parts Of The State After Protestors Hit Streets To Against The Citizenship Amendment Bill'.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 15 Dec 2019, 04:26:28 PM
Citizenship Act Protest: Internet Services Suspended Temporarily In Some Parts Of West Bengal

New Delhi:

Internet services were on Sunday suspended in five districts of West Bengal, amid violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act across the state, a senior government official said. According to the officials, the government has decided to shutdown Internet services in Malda, Murshidabad, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and parts of South 24 Parganas districts to prevent rumour-mongering and circulation of fake news, especially on social media.

“Despite several requests, a few communal outfits have been carrying out violent protests. In view of the situation, the administration has decided to temporarily suspend Internet services in five districts of the state,” the official told.

According to the Malda District Magistrate, the services have been suspended for 48 hours starting 2 pm today. 

Earlier, a state BJP delegation met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him of the law and order situation in West Bengal, amid violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act.

The delegation, led by party state general secretary Biswapriya Roy Chowdhury, met Modi at Andal airport in Paschim Bardhaman district where he had a stopover on his way to Jharkhand’s Dumka for an election rally.

“We had a very short time. But we briefed him about the ongoing violence and arson in the state for the last three days. We have told PM Modi, how the state government is doing nothing to control the situation,” Roy Chowdhury said.

Protests continued in various parts of the state for the third consecutive day as incidents of violence were reported from Nadia, Birbhum, North 24 Parganas and Howrah districts.

Three railway stations were set on fire on Saturday and at least 25 buses have been torched.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who resolutely opposed the amended Citizenship Act, has appealed for peace and warned of stern action against those indulging in violence.

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First Published : 15 Dec 2019, 03:44:20 PM