Internet services were restored in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district on May 6 following a 24 hours suspension order on May 5, which came on as a result of clashes that emerged after two people were attacked on Wednesday night, the United News of India reported. MediaNama had independently verified the shutdown order from the District Collector's office. A copy of the shutdown order from the District Commissioner's office obtained by MediaNama read: "Under the provisions of Rules 2(i) and 35(i) of the Telecom Services (Public Emergency Safety Rules) 2017, 2G/3G/4G/Data (Mobile Internet), Bulk SMS/MMS/WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and other social media services through Internet Service Providers will be blocked temporarily across Jodhpur zila for 24 hours, from 4:00 PM May 5 to 4:00 PM May 6." The order was signed by Ajmer Divisional Commissioner, Bhanwar Lal Mehra. It is important to note that the order excludes voice call services on both landlines and mobiles as well as landline broadband and leased line data. Why was the internet shut down in Bhilwara? According to local reports, two persons were attacked by some unknown people while having food and their bike was set ablaze in the Sanganer area of the city. The attackers also raised slogans, one report said. The two injured were then admitted to a local hospital. They reportedly were stable, suffering minor injuries. The incident happened in the Karbala road area of Sanganer on Wednesday night, cops told the Hindustan Times. “The investigation has been started to arrest the attackers. The internet…
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