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Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Northeast Today

Internet And Phone Services Will Not Be Suspended In The State: Assam Police

Internet And Phone Services Will Not Be Suspended In The State: Assam Police
December 11
11:40 2019

NET Bureau

In the arising of protests across the state of Assam against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, (CAB) rumours are creating their rounds on social media that the internet and phone connectivity are suspended in Assam conjointly.

A social media post revealed by a media house reads that the Internet is prohibited in Assam ranging from 12:00 AM midnight, Wednesday 11 December 2019 and can continue for the next 48 hours.

This is, however, totally incorrect and false news. Speaking to the media, a high official from Assam Police rubbished these reports and said that there aren’t any plans to suspend internet and phone connectivity within the state.

A high official of a telecom company in Assam conjointly confirmed the same that they haven’t received any communication from the competent authorities nonetheless.

Meanwhile, due to CAB’s normal hectic life in the city on Tuesday came to a grinding halt due to an eleven-hour NE bandh call against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with residents from almost all localities hit the streets to stage their protests.

Since early morning to the late evening, residents of Dharapur, Satmile, Jalukbari, Maligaon, Ulubari, Bhangagarh, Ganeshguri, Dispur Last Gate, Beltola, Rukimingaon, Basistha, Chandmari, Noonmati and other areas continued their protests against the CAB.

Amit Shah on Monday introduced the contentious bill in Lok Sabha that passed it by a division of votes with 311 in favour and eighty against. Throughout the quite seven-hour-long heated discussion, the Home Minister invoked the Partition and aforesaid that the BJP had to bring the Bill because the Congress had partitioned off the country in 1947 on the basis of religion.

Source: The Sentinel

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