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Farmers' protest: Mobile internet services restored in seven Haryana districts

Farmers' protest: Mobile internet services have been restored in seven Haryana districts after being suspended for almost 2 weeks.

Farmers tying a black cloth on their turbans to mark Black Day protest against the Union government and Haryana government during their ongoing 'Delhi Chalo' march, at Shambhu Border in Patiala on Friday. (ANI) (HT_PRINT)Premium
Farmers tying a black cloth on their turbans to mark Black Day protest against the Union government and Haryana government during their ongoing 'Delhi Chalo' march, at Shambhu Border in Patiala on Friday. (ANI) (HT_PRINT)

Mobile internet services have been restored in seven Haryana districts on February 25, almost two weeks after they were suspended in the wake of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' protest, reported PTI.

An officials informed that mobile internet services that were suspended 2 weeks ago were restored in 7 Haryana districts on Sunday. The authorities imposed internet ban in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa on February 11 and that was extended on February 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24 over the regions of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa was restored today.

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The mobile internet services suspension order was issued by the Home Department, the order stated that the curbs were imposed "to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order in jurisdictions of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa, including Dabwali, districts in Haryana". Officials informed that no fresh order has been issued to extend the suspension of the mobile services in the seven districts.

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Residents welcomed the government's decision as a resident of Ambala remarked, "Restoration of mobile internet services after a gap of several days is a big relief," said Kamal, reported PTI.

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The ongoing ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmer protest is being spearheaded by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha to pressurise the Centre to accept farmers' demands, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops and a farm loan waiver. Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher on Friday had said that the protesting farmers camping at the two border points will continue to be stationed there till February 29. 

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The key points at which protesting farmers from Punjab are agitating since February 13 are Shambhu and Khanauri border crossings that shares border with Haryana where their march was stopped by security personnel.

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'Delhi Chalo' agitation was put on hold on Wednesday for two days. Farmer leaders called for the pause after a protester was killed and about 12 police personnel were injured in clashes at Khanauri. The farmers will decide upon the next course of action on February 29.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav slammed BJP government at the Centre and accused it of trying to influence institutions. He expressed solidarity with the protesting farmers and said, "Our party is a party of farmers, we stand with their demand. When it comes to the respect and rights of our farmer brothers, we stood with them earlier as well and will continue to do so,"  reported ANI.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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Published: 25 Feb 2024, 11:04 AM IST
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