Update: We have reports of Airtel also suspending internet services in parts of New Delhi. The story has been updated accordingly.
Reliance Jio and Airtel has suspended its internet service in parts of Delhi NCR amidst farmer’s tractor rally. The telecom operators are sending a message to its users about the non-availability of the internet in parts of East Delhi, West Delhi, and more. The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to suspend the internet in parts of Delhi and NCR due to the mass rioting in the National capital. Here’s what you need to know about the internet suspension in parts of Delhi and more.
Internet suspended in parts of Delhi
Jio suspended internet service in East Delhi. #InternetShutdown
— D (@DanishKh4n) January 26, 2021
AIRTEL: North Delhi mobile internet not working. #InternetShutdown
— Kamlesh Ranjan (@iKamleshRanjan) January 26, 2021
Reliance Jio has suspended its internet service in parts of Delhi and NCR following the protest over farm bills. The telecom operator has started sending SMS to its customers informing the update. The message reads, “As per government instructions internet services have been stopped in your area till further notice. REINF.” We can confirm that the company has sent this message to its user base in West Delhi and there are reports that the same is happening to other parts of Delhi NCR including East Delhi, South-East Delhi, and more.
Additionally, there are also reports on social media that Airtel too has suspended mobile internet services in the city.
MHA orders suspension of internet in parts of Delhi for 12 hours from Tuesday noon: Officials
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 26, 2021
As per a PTI report, the Ministry of Home Affairs has suspended internet temporarily in the Singhu border, Ghazipur border, Tikri border, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi from 12:00 hrs to 23:59 hrs. Airtel too has reportedly complied with the MHA order to suspend internet services. The decision was made after the peaceful farmers’ tractor parade turned violent in Delhi. There are several reports that protesting farmers have clashed with police at several places in the national capital. The protestors also entered the iconic Red Fort and ITO, deviating from the pre-decided routes. Police fired tear gas shells and lathicharged farmers when the protestors broke past barricades with tractors at different border points in the national capital.