New Delhi: Complying with government order issued to check Citizenship (Amendment) Act fallout, Indian mobile operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio have suspended their mobile services in parts of Delhi on December 19, stated a report.
While responding to customer complaints, Bharti Airtel’s customer care department operator confirmed that the government had directed them to suspend voice calls and internet services services in ‘many parts’ of Delhi. Subscribers residing in and around Ashoka Road to India Gate also complained of call drops and internet shutdown. Thereafter, the mobile operator assured everyone that Airtel services would resume once the government’s suspension orders are lifted.
Airtel suspensed its mobile services right after 10 AM on Thursday and refrained to provide clarity on the time period till which the suspension would prevail. On the same day, Bharti Airtel, in response to Journalist Danish Khan’s query, tweeted”…as per instructions from government authorities, Voice, internet and SMS services are currently suspended in your location. Once the suspension orders are lifted, our services will be fully up and running. We’re sorry about the inconvenience. Thanks for your support!”
Notably, the internet was shutdown at one of the busiest areas of Delhi namely the ITO featuring media offices, and also in the northeast parts of the national capital city which witnessed violent anti-CAA protests in the last few days, especially in Seelampur and Brijpuri areas of Delhi.