New Delhi: Internet services in the areas bordering Delhi like Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri will be suspended for a period of 48 hours from 11 PM on January 29, as per a notification issued by the Union Home Ministry on Saturday afternoon.
These areas are the epicentres of farmer protests against three of the Union Government’s agriculture laws.
The notification reads, “… it is necessary and expedient to order the temporary suspension of internet services in the areas of Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri, and their adjoining areas in the NCT of Delhi from 11 pm on January 29 to 11 pm on January 31.”
Scores of farmers across India have been staging several protests, demanding that the centre withdraw the laws, which, according to them, will leave them at the mercy of large corporations.
On January 26, the Republic Day celebrations were marred when the tractor rally organised by the farmers as part of their months-long protest, turned violent and clashes between groups of police, farmers, and others were witnessed. The clashes resulted in the death of one farmer and many police personnel were injured.