The Hush Post: The Haryana government on Friday suspended mobile Internet services in 13 districts for the next three days. The mobile internet services will remain suspended in Jind, Hansi, Bhiwani, Hisar, Fatehabad, Karnal, Panipat, Kaithal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Bhiwani and Charkhi Dadri. This will remain effective till November 26. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the past breach of law and order problems and in view of two public rallies by a Jat body and ruling BJP’s Kurukshetra lawmaker on November 26.
Except voice calls in these districts mobile internet will not be functional.
The orders were issued by Haryana’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department) S S Prasad.
There is a possibility of tension, danger to human life and property, disturbance of peace within the limits of the state by the protestors and anti-social elements during the two public rallies on Sunday at Jassia in Rohtak district and at Jind.
The reason for anticipated violence and subsequent decision of banning mobile internet was the clash between a group of Jats, who are opposing Kurukshetra MP Raj Kumar Saini’s rally at Jind, with the police when they blocked the Jind-Chandigarh national highway in Jind.
The police had resorted to mild cane-charge to disperse the protesters and the highway was cleared for normal movement of vehicular traffic after a while. Jat leader, Sandeep Bharti, who led the protesters, wanted cancellation of Saini’s rally.
Bharti alleged that Saini was known for his anti-Jat rants. He also accused Saini of spreading communal hatred by making inflammatory and derogatory statements against Jats.
Kurukshetra MP Saini, had been for long opposing quota for Jats, and had earlier announced a “Samanta Maha Sammelan” in Jind for November 26 while Jat leader Yashpal Malik too had earlier announced to hold a rally at Jassia in Rohtak district on the same day.