Prohibitory orders imposed near Red Fort area ahead of protest march; entry & exit gates of several Metro stations in national capital shut down
New Delhi: As protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is gaining momentum in New Delhi, Internet restrictions have been imposed in several areas of the National Capital Region (NCR).
Also, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in some parts of the national capital.
So far, it has been confirmed that Airtel has clamped voice, SMS and data in certain areas of Delhi.
Replying to irked customers on Twitter, Bharti Airtel India, the official customer support page for Airtel India, said, "We're complying with instructions received from govt. authorities on suspending Voice, SMS and data in certain areas in Delhi. Once the suspension orders are lifted, our services will be fully up and running. We’re sorry about the inconvenience. Thanks for your support."
According to Indian Express, the areas where communications have been stopped are Walled city areas of North and Central districts, Mandi House, Seelampur, Jaffarbad, Mustafabad, Jaamia Nagar, Shaeen Bagh and Bawana.
This comes at a time when several scheduled protests are taking place across India against the amended Citizenship Act which grants citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Several agitators have been detained and are constantly being detained as they protest against the controversial Act near Red Fort and Mandi House area in New Delhi.
Also, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is shutting entry and exit of several metro stations.