Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court has directed the chief secretary of Assam to restore mobile internet services statewide by 5 pm on Thursday.

A division bench comprising Justices Manojit Bhuyan and Saumitra Saikia gave the direction after hearing public interest litigations filed by Devakanya Doley. Senior counsel Jaina Kothari presented the petitioners.

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It is to be noted that internet services were suspended in several parts of Assam at 7 pm on December 11, the day Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was tabled and passed in Rajya Sabha. Since then, the ban has been on in those areas of the state.

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