Govt extends ban on mobile internet by two more days

SHILLONG, Nov 24: Suspension of mobile internet and data services has been extended till 10.30 am on Saturday in the seven districts of Khasi and Jaintia Hills, officials said on Thursday.
Home Secretary Cyril VD Diengdoh, in a notification, said that firing incident at Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills has a potential to disturb public peace and tranquility, and cause a threat to public safety in the seven districts of West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, Eastern West Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.
“Messaging systems like WhatsApp and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc., are likely to be used for transmission of information through pictures, videos and text, having the potential to cause serious breakdown of law and order. Reports have been received from Police Headquarters of arson and damages to vehicles having Assam registration from various parts of Shillong and other pockets of Jaintia Hills,” the notification said.
It said that in order to prevent the misuse of the social media to disturb peace and tranquility in Meghalaya and for maintaining law and order, temporary suspension of mobile internet and data services were enforced for another 48 hours beginning 10.30 am on Thursday.

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