Internet suspension has been imposed in ten districts of Assam which was extended for 48 hours on Thursday, beginning 12 pm, to prevent any misuse of social media to disturb peace and tranquillity in the state.
According to the officials, this is done to maintain law and order. The mobile internet services will remain suspended till December 16.
Internet services will remain suspended in the following districts including- Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup, Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Political department) Sanjay Krishna told PTI.
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