In the aftermath of arrest of four people in the case of clash between members of a Dalit outfit and Hindu groups, the Punjab government has taken a decision to suspend mobile internet services for 24 hours in 4 vulnerable districts of Punjab.
The four districts are Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (SBS Nagar). 2G, 3G, 4G, CDMA and GPRS, all SMS services and all dongle services provided on mobile networks, except voice calls will remain suspended for 24 hours
Four people were arrested in connection with the violent clashes that took place on April 13 over the installation of a board and renaming of a “chowk” (intersection) in Phagwara.
Administration is taking steps to maintain peace in the area. Heavy security force continues to be deployed in the area, the police said.
Source: PTC News
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