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Farmers' Protest: Internet Services Temporarily Suspended In Parts Of Delhi; Check List Of Affected Areas

The Centre's order regarding internet suspension will remain effective till 11 pm of January 31 at areas near the Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri borders

Farmers during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi. Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday ordered the temporary suspension of internet services at the Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri borders, where hundreds of farmers have been protesting against the Centre's new agriculture laws, an official said.

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Apart from the abovementioned sites, internet services will also be suspended in a few adjoining areas along the Delhi border. The order will remain effective till 11 pm of January 31, an official said.

The decision has been taken to "maintain public safety and averting public emergency" under Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017, the official added.

On January 26, when large scale violence was reported during the farmers' tractor rally, internet services were temporary suspended in some parts of Delhi.

With PTI Inputs