The Haryana government has announced the extension of the suspension of mobile internet services, SMS, and other dongle services in the Nuh district until August 13. This decision comes in light of the “prevailing critical and tense” conditions in the district and the potential for a disruption of public order due to the misuse of internet services.
The move is aimed at preventing the spread of inflammatory content, false rumors, and misinformation that can contribute to escalating tensions and disturbances in the area. The ban on internet services was initially extended till August 11, as authorities cited a lack of proper assessment of the situation by the administration.
The decision to extend the ban was based on an assessment of the current law and order situation and the recommendation of the deputy commissioner of Nuh. TVSN Prasad, the additional secretary of the state home department, emphasized the importance of preventing the misuse of internet services to maintain public utilities, protect public assets and amenities, and ensure the stability of public law and order in the district.
The Nuh district has been grappling with communal tension and violence following an attack on a religious procession organized by the Vishva Hindu Parishad. The incident resulted in the unfortunate loss of lives, including two home guard officials and a cleric. The aftermath of the attack led to widespread disturbances, necessitating the imposition of measures to restore calm.
In response to the situation, a total of 393 individuals have been arrested, and 118 have been taken into preventive detention. Additionally, 160 FIRs have been filed in connection with the communal violence, as authorities strive to bring those responsible for the disturbances to justice.
The Gurugram administration has also taken steps to ease restrictions in the district, allowing schools and educational institutes to reopen and announcing an 11-hour relaxation of the curfew on Saturday. These measures aim to strike a balance between maintaining security and facilitating normalcy in the region.
As the Haryana government continues its efforts to address the challenges posed by the potential misuse of internet services, it remains committed to restoring peace and stability in Nuh district and ensuring the safety of its residents.
Sources By Agencies