The Haryana government on Friday shutdown internet and SMS services in fourteen more districts, claiming that it was doing so to curb misinformation related to the ongoing farmers’ protests. The fourteen impacted districts are: Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Rewari, Fatehabad, and Sirsa. Internet and SMS services in these districts will remain suspended until 5 PM, January 30. So far, there have been fourteen instances of internet shutdowns in Haryana, as per a tracker maintained by the Delhi-based rights group SFLC.In. Before this, the state had already imposed a shutdown in three districts—Sonipat, Palwal, and Jhajjar—taking the total number of impacted districts to seventeen. The ongoing internet and SMS suspension in these areas has also been extended until 5 PM on Saturday, as per the latest order. Two telecom sources confirmed receiving the…
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