PATNA — A day after a communal violence in Bagaha city of Bihar, the state Home Ministry has suspended the internet services for next two days.
The violence was triggered when a group of people organised a Mahaviri yatra on the occasion of Nag Panchami on Monday. They were demonstrating lathis with loud devotional songs when people from another group reportedly pelted stones at them. Around 12 people were injured in Bagaha.
The internet ban will remain in effect from Tuesday 2 pm to Thursday 2 pm.
The home department has taken the decision on the report of district magistrate and SP of Bagaha (Bagaha is a police district and a SP rank officer is deployed there).
The home department has said that there are apprehension that some anti-social elements may use the internet to transmit provocative messages and videos to disturb the peace and tranquility of the region. Hence as a precautionary measure, the department has taken the decision to suspend the internet services for two days.
The home department said that the action was taken under Indian Telegraph Act 1885 to suspend the telecom services for a temporary period.
The injured persons have been admitted to sub-divisional hospital in Bagaha and are under treatment.