Internet service banned in 20 districts of Bihar; Amidst Agniveer Raw

Patna: In light of Bharat Bandh's call for the Agniveer Protest on Monday, the Bihar government has shut down internet services in 20 regions.

The suspensions have been in effect in 12 counties since June 17, and the state government has decided to add eight more.

“Internet shutdowns have yielded positive results and violent incidents have decreased dramatically in Bihar. "Agitators and anti-social elements have failed to spread rumors in the state," said Home Department.

Internet services have been suspended in Kaymur, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Buksar, Navada, West Champaran, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Vaishali, Saran, Muzafarpur, Motihari, Darbhanga, Gaya, Madhubanani, Shehapa, Jaha.

The telecommunications service provider has informed consumers via SMS that internet services have been closed since Monday. However, consumers in the region will continue to use voice calling.

Meanwhile, the Bihar government has stepped up the security of BJP offices in 11 districts. Bihar Police have dispatched Shasastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel to the BJP office to prevent any unpleasant incidents. The 11 districts are Supaul, Kishanganj, Purnea, Saharsa, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Nawgachiya, Banka, Katihar, Madhepura and Motihari. One platoon consisting of 30 soldiers is placed in each BJP office.

Security for Saffron Party leaders in Bihar has also been tightened. BJP leader in the ranks of President Sanjay Jaiswal, Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi, MLA Dr. C.N. Singh, MLA Aruna Devi, MLA Vinay Bihari and others were the targets of protests against the Agnipath program on Thursday and Friday.

Following the attack on BJP leaders, the center provided Y-category security to 10 BJP leaders in Bihar.

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