As the Jat community began their protest against reservation on Sunday; the district administration in Jhajjar has prohibited all mobile Internet services, including 2G, 3G, 4G, voice calls and GPRS, SMS services and bulk messages provided on mobile networks. The ban which comes soon after the protests hit out, will be effective from 8 am to 6 pm till further orders.
As per Indian Express reports, Jhajjar district magistrate Ramesh Chander Bidhan has strictly directed for the telecom service provider’s cooperation, concerning this order.
“Any person found guilty or in violation of these orders would be punished under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code,” he added.
In February 2016, an incident shook Jhajjar district leading leaving over a dozen dead. Later, the Prakash Singh Committee, which had probed the role of officers during the violence, had found that there was “no coordination” between police and administration in Jhajjar during the violence.