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Internet Suspended in Parts of Delhi Amid Farmers’ Rallies Unrest

Internet services have been suspended in Noida Sector 34 and some parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) amid the clashes between the protesters and the Delhi Police personnel during the farmers' tractor rally today.

Shivani Arora

Shivani AroraBy Shivani Arora

Published on 26 Jan 2021 11:19 AM GMT

Internet Suspended in Parts of Delhi Amid Farmers’ Rallies Unrest
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Internet services have been suspended in Noida Sector 34 and some parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) amid the clashes between the protesters and the Delhi Police personnel during the farmers' tractor rally today. The internet services in Noida Sector 34 have been suspended following the "government instructions".

Several people living in Sector 34 area have received a message that internet services have been stopped as per the government order.

The message read: "As per government instructions Internet services have been stopped in your area till further notice."

Internet Services stopped:

The move from the Centre comes after the ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’ in the national capital on Tuesday witnessed unrest and clashes in several parts of the national capital.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has temporarily suspended internet services at Singhu border. In addition, which connects Delhi and Haryana and where thousands of farmers have been camping for two months.

The home ministry has also suspended internet services at the Ghazipur border, Tikri border. Also, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi till 23:59 hours (11:59 pm). As a precautionary measure in view of the violence. That broke out in parts of Delhi during the farmers' tractor rally.

Home Ministry:

The home ministry order stated: "...in the interest of maintaining public safety and averting public emergency, it is necessary and expedient to order, the temporary suspension of internet services in the areas of Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi and their adjoining areas in the NCT of Delhi from 12:00 hrs to 23:59 hrs on January 26."

Meanwhile, traffic has been affected in several parts of the national capital due to the ongoing farmers' tractor rally.

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Police used tear gas on groups of farmers and resorted to baton charge as protestors broke past barricades with tractors at different border points and did not take the pre-decided routes for their march in the national capital.

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