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India cuts off internet due to protests

The Indian Ministry of Interior has cut off internet services in a number of neighborhoods in the capital, New Delhi, due to farmers’ protests.

“In the interest of maintaining public security and preventing any emergencies, it is necessary and feasible to direct to temporarily cut off Internet services in the regions of Singhu, Gazipur, Tikri, Mukarpa Chowk, Nanglwe and the adjacent areas of New Delhi, the capital,” the order states.

The ministry indicated that the decision to cut off the Internet from the aforementioned areas will take effect until midnight today, Tuesday.

Since late November, the Indian capital has witnessed demonstrations by farmers protesting against the new bills that allow landowners to conclude deals with agricultural companies to market future crops at pre-agreed prices, in addition to allowing them to sell their products outside government markets.

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