Mobile internet services resumed in Jaipur

Internet services had been banned in Jaipur on Friday night when clashes broke out between people and police.

| September 14, 2017 | Last Updated:
September 14, 2017 6:16 pm
ramganj incident

Ramganj violence

Jaipur: Six days after violent clashes in Ramganj area of Jaipur killed two men and left several others injured, the mobile internet services were resumed across the city from midnight on Wednesday. People heaved a sigh of relief as they can now stay connected with their friends and family on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The police will however keep a tab on WhatsApp groups and said that those involved in circulating fake video and inflammatory messages would be brought to book.

Internet services had been banned in Jaipur on Friday night when clashes broke out following a minor incident of a spat between a youth and a constable of Ramganj police station. Angry mob set many vehicles afire and pelted stones on the police station, forcing the police to clamp curfew and suspend internet services.

The police had on Monday lifted the ban on internet services from most part of the city, but it continued in 14 police station areas.

“The internet services have now resumed across the city. People should refrain from circulating fake videos and inflammatory messages,” said a senior police officer.

Curfew has also been lifted from three of the four police station areas in Jaipur. The curfew will continue in Ramganj area only that too from 9 pm on Thursday to 5 am on Friday.

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