Haryana issues temporary suspension of internet services in Ballabgarh
The decision has been taken in view of the potential law and order situation created on account of the New Army Recruitment Policy
Chandigarh, June 17-
Haryana Government, has issued temporary suspension of mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), all SMS services ( only including bulk SMS and excluding banking and mobile recharge), and all dongle services etc. provided on mobile networks except the voice calls in the territorial jurisdiction of Sub Division Ballabgarh of district Faridabad and will be in force for next 24 hours with immediate effect that is from June 16, 2022 (16:00 hrs) for next 24 hours.
The said suspension has been ordered in the exercise of powers under Section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 to be read along with Rule (2) of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017.
Sharing more details in this regard an official spokesperson said that there is a likelihood of causing tension, annoyance, obstruction or injury to persons, danger to human life and proper, disturbance of public peace and tranquillity in Sub Division Ballabgarh of district Faridabad of the state of Haryana by the protesters, agitators, miscreants and antisocial elements, in view of the potential law and order situation aroused in adjourning district Palwal on account of new Army Recruitment Policy.
The spokesperson said that the temporary suspension has been imposed to stop the spread of disinformation and rumours through various social media platforms, such as Whatsapp, Facebook Twitter, etc. on mobile phones and SMS, for the facilitation and mobilization of mobs 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.
All telecom service providers of Haryana are hereby directed to ensure the compliance of this order and any person found guilty of the violation of the aforesaid order will be liable for legal action under relevant provisions.