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Internet ban in Udaipur and Dungarpur from 2 pm

The trend of banning internet when the exams are conducted in Rajasthan is becoming commonplace. The administration had earlier banned the internet services across the state when nearly 15 lakh people appeared in the police constable recruitment exam.

August 27, 2018, 10:17 am

Representative image of ‘Internet Ban’

Representative image of ‘Internet Ban’

Jaipur: The mobile internet services will be snapped from 2 pm to 5 pm in Udaipur and Dungarpur districts to discourage attempts of cheating using gadgets in the Mewar Bheel Corps constable recruitment exam – 2018. The order to snap internet services was issued by the divisional commissioner. The trend of banning internet when the exams are conducted in Rajasthan is becoming commonplace. The administration had earlier banned the internet services across the state when nearly 15 lakh people appeared in the police constable recruitment exam. All the online services come to a standstill when the internet services are snapped. People can’t book taxies, order foods, use netbanking on their mobile phones or transfer money online. People said that the police should bust gangs involved in cheating rather than imposing internet ban. “Why should people suffer when the government conducts an exam? For an outsider, it looks funny that the cops here have to impose internet ban to prevent cheating in exams,” said Alok Rajpurohit, a resident of Noida, who is in Udaipur with his family. Alok said that he is not carrying a lot of cash. “I prefer to pay using netbanking when I am travelling, but the ban would force me to carry cash because I won’t be able to use online payment apps,” said Alok.

First published: August 27, 2018