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Farmers Chakka Jam Protest LIVE Updates: Internet Suspended for 24 Hours at Delhi's Border; 40 People Detained in Maharashtra

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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The situation has turned worse in the long going farmer’s  protest after the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered the suspension of internet services at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders of Delhi, where farmers have been protesting against the new farm laws, for 24 hours till Saturday night in the wake of their 'chakka jam' call.

The situation has turned worse in the long going farmer’s  protest after the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered the suspension of internet services at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders of Delhi, where farmers have been protesting against the new farm laws, for 24 hours till Saturday night in the wake of their 'chakka jam' call.

As per reports, apart from the three sites, internet services will remain suspended in their adjoining areas too till 23:59 hours on February 6, says official.

The decision has been taken to 'maintain public safety and averting public emergency' under Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017, ahome ministry official said. The internet has been suspended in view of the 'chakka jam' (road blockade) call given by the farmers' unions for Saturday, another official said.

On the other hand, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraja Bommaih said state residents needn't worry about traffic jam as the 'chakka jam' called by the protesting farmers was only for limited time (12pm to 3pm), and it was about to end shortly. Neither farmers nor commuters should be affected, he added. Farmers in Panipat have already begun clearing roads, while road near Amritsar's Golden Temple and Agra-Palwal highway were blocked till a short while ago.

Meanwhile, at least 40 protesters, including senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan's wife Satvasheela Chavan and farmers, were detained by the police for holding the protest on a busy road at Kolhapur Naka in Karad in western Maharashtra on Saturday afternoon,  says PTI report.

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