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CAA protests: Govt restores internet services in Assam after HC order

A senior official of private telecom operator Airtel said the ban was lifted from 9 am on Friday

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

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Guwahati: Protestors gather for a concert organised by All Artists of Assam against Citizenship Amendment Act, at AEI playground in Guwahati, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (PTI Photo) (

Mobile internet services resumed in Assam on Friday, ten days after it was snapped in the wake of violent protests over the new citizenship law.

A senior official of private telecom operator Airtel said the ban was lifted from 9 am on Friday.

"As we did not received any fresh order to continue with the blackout, we have lifted the ban from 9 am," he said.

The state government had said that mobile internet services in the state would be restored from Friday though the Gauhati High Court had ordered restoration of the service by 5 pm on Thursday.

Broadband services have already resumed in Assam.

First Published: Fri, December 20 2019. 09:55 IST
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