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Tripura suspends SMS, mobile Internet for 2 days

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The government on Tuesday suspended and services in the entire state for two days in the apprehension of law and order problem following a clash in West district.

In a notification, the home department said, "Incidents of rioting and arsoning have occurred in some areas in station under West district and photographs of such incidents are being uploaded in the social media which may likely to generate and order situation...."

Those photos are likely to be used for transmission of fake information and to prevent this, use of messages and are being prohibited for 48 hours since 3 pm Tuesday, the notification said.

At least seven persons were injured, some with gunshot wounds, on Tuesday at Jirania, about 15 km from here, when police and paramilitary jawans resorted to lathicharge and fired in the air to disperse Citizenship Bill protesters.

Those injured included a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel and six (TSF) members who blocked the Assam-National Highway at Madhabbari.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:11 IST