West Bengal Internet suspend
Representative photo

Internet services on mobile have been restored in Meghalaya capital Shillong and Ri-Bhoi district on Thursday.

The mobile internet services were suspended on February 28 last in six districts.

The move was initiated following clashes between KSU activists and non-tribals at Shella in East Khasi Hills leading to the death of a KSU member.

Also read: Sporadic violence in Meghalaya

The six districts were East Jaintia Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Boi, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.

Also read: Meghalaya: Further relaxation of curfew in Shillong

The decision has been taken to prevent misuse of the messaging system like SMS, WhatsApp and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The government has suspended the mobile internet and data service to prevent the messaging system and social media platforms which are ‘likely to be used for transmission of information through pictures, videos and text and have the potential to cause serious breakdown of law & order’.

Also read: Internet services suspended in 6 Meghalaya districts

Avatar photo

NE NOW NEWS

Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Mail us at: contact@nenow.in