Bihar state government imposes internet ban in 15 districts; 22 apps banned including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter – Punekar News


Patna, 17th June 2022: Given the outcry in Bihar against the Agnipath scheme, the state government has banned internet service in 15 districts. This measure was taken to stop the spread of rumor by anti-social elements. After issuing an order to stop internet service in the first 12 districts, three more districts were added to it.

ADG Law and Order Sanjay Kumar Singh has informed that internet service has been down in 15 districts in the state for the next 48 hours. Earlier restrictions were imposed in Kaimur, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Buxar, Nawada, West Champaran, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Vaishali and Saran.

A few hours later, Muzaffarpur, Motihari and Darbhanga districts were also included. Most of the incidents of sabotage, arson and ballast also occurred in these districts regarding the Agnipath project.

The following applications are prohibited:
– Facebook
– WhatsApp
– WeChat
– Qzone
– Tumblr
– Viber
– Line
– Snapchat
– Telegram
– Snapfish
– Youtube (download)
– Xanga
– Buaanet

Referring to the Bihar Police report, Chaitanya Prasad, the additional chief secretary of the Home Ministry, issued an order banning internet service on Friday with immediate effect. As part of this, other types of Internet services, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, QQ, WeChat and Google, will not be available until June 19.


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