New Delhi: In view of the nationwide ‘chakka jam’ or road blockage call by protesting farmers who are demanding the repeal of farm laws, internet services have been suspended at the borders of Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri, and in adjoining areas till midnight. The internet shutdown will remain in place till 11:59 pm on Saturday, February 6.Also Read - Chakka Jam Ends: Farmers Urge Govt to Repeal Farm Laws by Oct 2, Say Will Not Hold Talks Under Pressure
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, a home ministry official said. Also Read - Delhi Metro Status: Many Stations Shut in View of 3-hour Chakka Jam | Read Latest Updates
The internet has been suspended in view of the ‘chakka jam’ (road blockade) call given by the farmers’ unions for Saturday, another official said. Also Read - Chakka Jam Updates: Three-Hour Roads Blockade Comes to End, Several Protesters Detained in Delhi
Earlier, the suspension of internet services was ordered at Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri borders and their adjoining areas from 11 pm on January 29 and was effective till 11 pm on January 31, which was further extended till February 2.
On January 26, when large-scale violence was reported during the farmers’ tractor rally, internet services were temporarily suspended in some parts of Delhi.