Mobile Internet Data Services Suspended in Dakshina Kannada for 48 hours
Mangaluru: “Whereas, Commissioner of police Mangalore has informed that incidents involving violation of Section 144 of CrPC have been reported in different parts of Mangaluru city and there are possibilities of more such incidents, which may adversely affect the law and order situation and threaten public safety,” said Additional Chief Secretary Home Department Dr Rajaneesh Geol in a press statement on December 19.
Dr Rajaneesh Goel stated, “Commissioner of police Dr Harsha has also informed that reports from the field show that there are incidents of vandalism and arson, which are likely to spread and create serious law and order situation. And whereas, social media platforms are likely to be used for spreading rumors and also for transmission of information like pictures, videos and text that have the potential to inflame passions and thus exacerbate the law and order situation”.
The director-general and Inspector General of Police Karnataka have requested that in view of violent incidents in Mangaluru city, internet services may be suspended in the jurisdiction of Mangalore city police commissionerate and Dakshina Kannada district for the next 48 hours.
Therefore, in order to prevent the misuse of social media platforms to disturb the peace and tranquility and for maintaining the law and order situation. I hereby promulgate this notification under the provision of section 5(2) of the Indian Telegraph Act 1885, read with the Temporary suspension of telecom service rules, 2017 to prohibit the mobile Internet data service of all mobile service providers for the next 48 hours beginning from 10:00 pm of 19 December in the jurisdiction of Mangaluru city and Dakshina Kannada district.