Bihar State Government Imposes Ban On Internet In 15 Districts; 22 Apps Banned Including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter

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Patna, 17th June 2022: Given the uproar in Bihar against the Agnipath scheme, the state government has banned internet service in 15 districts. This step has been taken to stop the rumour being spread by anti-social elements. After issuing an order to stop internet service in the first 12 districts, three more districts were added to it.

ADG Law and Order Sanjay Kumar Singh informed that internet service has been stopped in 15 districts of the state for the next 48 hours. Earlier restrictions were imposed in Kaimur, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Buxar, Nawada, West Champaran, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Vaishali and Saran.

A few hours later, Muzaffarpur, Motihari and Darbhanga districts were also included in it. Most of the incidents of sabotage, arson and ballasting have also happened in these districts regarding the Agnipath scheme.

These are the following apps that are banned:
– Facebook
– Twitter
– Whatsapp
– QQ
– WeChat
– Qzone
– Tumblr
– Google+
– Baidu
– Skype
– Viber
– Line
– Snapchat
– Pinterest
– Telegram
– Reddit
– Snapfish
– Youtube (upload)
– Vinc
– Xanga
– Buaanet
– Flickr

Referring to the report of Bihar Police, Chaitanya Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department on Friday issued an order banning internet service with immediate effect. Under this, other types of internet services including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, QQ, WeChat, and Google will not be available till June 19.