Internet Services Suspended In Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati: The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has suspended mobile internet and broadband services in Itanagar till February 19.

In a notification, the Principal Secretary said that- “In exercise of the powers conferred under Sub Rule (I) of Rule (2) of the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services in the Itanagar Capital Region to prevent further occurrence of serious law and order problems during today’s bandh call given by Pan Arunachal Joint Steering Committee (PAJSC) which has taken a serious turn now after the destruction of police barricades, lathi charge and firing of tear gas shell, the mobile internet services of BSNL and all other private internet service providers in the Itanagar Capital Region are hereby suspended temporarily from 1800 hours of February 17, 2023, to 1700 hours of February 19 2023.

On the other hand, protesters are still present on the road and are requesting that the bandh call be kept in effect until their demands are met. With some restrictions, they stated that they will attend the meeting with the Chief Minister. The conditions are as follows: 

1) All our detainees must be released and no sections must be made against them. 

2) All injured Comrades and parents must be listed and compensated.

3) It must be made clear who other than aspirant representatives are to attend the meeting. Which CBOs? No Student Unions’ will be entertained. 

According to the Pan Arunachal Joint Power Steering Committee, the meeting with the CM won’t be concluded until all aspirants and parents who are protesting have given their consent.

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