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Bihar Internet Services: Agnipath Protest: Bihar Suspends Internet Services in 20 Districts

Bearing in mind Bharat Bandh’s call against the Agnipath scheme on Monday, the Bihar government has temporarily suspended internet services in 20 districts.

The suspension has already been in place in 12 districts since June 17, and the state government has decided to add eight more.

“The suspension of internet services has yielded positive results and violent incidents have drastically decreased in Bihar. Interior.

Internet services have been suspended in Kaimur, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Buxar, Nawada, West Champaran, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Vaishali, Saran, Muzaffarpur, Motihari, Darbhanga, Gaya, Madhubani, Jahanabad, Khagaria and Sheikhpura.

Telecom service providers sent text messages to consumers saying internet services had been shut down since Monday. However, consumers in these districts will continue to enjoy the voice call feature.

Meanwhile, the Bihar government has tightened the security of BJP offices in 11 districts. The Bihar Police has deployed Shasastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel to the BJP offices to prevent any untoward incidents. The 11 districts are Supaul, Kishanganj, Purnea, Saharsa, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Nawgachiya, Banka, Katihar, Madhepura and Motihari. In each BJP office, a platoon consisting of 30 people was deployed.

Security has also been tightened for saffron party leaders in Bihar. BJP leaders at the rank of State President Sanjay Jaiswal, Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi, MP Dr CN Singh, MP Aruna Devi, MP Vinay Bihari and others were targeted during the demonstrations against the Agnipath program on Thursday and Friday.

Following the attack on the BJP leaders, the Center granted Category Y security to 10 Bihar BJP leaders.