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Citizenship Act protest highlights: Internet suspended in many parts of UP

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Mobile internet services and SMS of all mobile service providers have been suspended in Lucknow till December 21 noon, according to an Uttar Pradesh government order. Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi issued an order to this effect late on Thursday night. "The order is effective from 3 pm of December 19 till 12 pm of December 21," he stated in the order.

Internet services have been suspended in Prayagraj till 10 am on Friday following violent protests over the amended in parts of the state. The district administration has also ordered for closing the schools and colleges of the district for the next two days.

Mobile internet services have been suspended in Ghaziabad for 24 hours from 10 pm on Thursday in view of violent protests against the new citizenship law in parts of Uttar Pradesh, an official said.

The Karnataka government has suspended mobile Internet services in Dakshina Kannada district on Thursday night for the next 48 hours after two persons were killed in police firing during violent protests in Mangaluru against the controversial citizenship law.

In Mumbai, the country's financial capital, a peaceful public meeting against the controversial amended act was attended by thousands of people. 

Madhya Pradesh too witnessed protests, which were by and large peaceful.

In Ahmedabad's Shah-E-Alam area, at least five policemen were injured in stone-pelting. The police lobbed teargas shells to disperse the mob of around 2,000 persons.


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First Published: Thu, December 19 2019. 09:05 IST