The Haryana government has ordered suspension of mobile internet services in Karnal district till Tuesday midnight.
This comes just a day before the farmers' mahapanchayat and planned gherao of the mini-secretariat over the August 28 lathicharge. The government has ordered suspension to "stop the spread of misinformation and rumours."
The mobile internet services in Karnal will remain suspended from 12:30 pm on Monday to Tuesday midnight, according to an order of the Home Department.
During this period, mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), SMS services, including bulk SMS (excluding banking and mobile recharge) and all dongle services etc provided on mobile networks, except voice calling, will remain suspended.
The order states that the suspension has been issued to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order in the jurisdiction of Karnal district.
The order further said the suspension of mobile internet services was ordered to stop the spread of misinformation and rumours through social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter on mobile phones and SMS.