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Guwahati HC directs Assam govt to restore mobile internet services by 5 pm

Broadband services have already resumed in Assam

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The Gauhati High Court directed the Assam government to restore mobile internet services at 5 pm on Thursday.

A division bench of Justices Manojit Bhuyan and Saumitra Saikia gave the direction after hearing four PILs filed by journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, and advocates Bonoshri Gogoi, Randeep Sharma and Debakanta Doley.

Mobile and broadband internet services were suspended on the evening of December 11, following incidents of violence during protests against the amended Citizenship Act.

Broadband services have already resumed in Assam.

The court observed that it is open to the state authorities taking steps to curb dissemination of "explosive messages,

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First Published: Dec 19 2019 | 5:01 PM IST

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