Amid protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), suspension of internet services have been extended for another 48 hours keeping in view the ‘prevailing law and order situation in the state’.
Assam home department sources said internet services across Assam will remain suspended till December 18 to prevent alleged misuse of social media in disturbing peace and to maintain law and order in the state.
Internet services were suspended on Wednesday initially for 24 hours in ten districts of the state, and then extended for another 48 hours across the state.
With the extension of another 48 hours, the total time of internet suspension in Brahmaputra valley will be 168 hours.
App-based cab and bike taxi services in the region have been badly affected as commuters failed to book vehicles on apps due to lack of internet on their mobiles.