Internet services suspended in Meghalaya for the next 48 hours
The Government of Meghalaya in a notification from the Home Department on Saturday has notified that the department has received reports from DGP regarding serious law and order crisis that continues prevails in Khasi and Jaintia Hills and Ri Bhoi district for the next 48 hours beginning from 3 pm today.
When media personal tried to contact the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills to give his comments on the statement released by the Home Department, told media personals “I have no reason and information on the matter and since it has come up from the Home Department and the Meghalaya Police, I cannot comment anything on this.”
As per the notification, the messaging systems like WhatsApp and other Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be used for the transmission of information ranging from photographs, videos and text which can inflame passions and thus escalate the law and order crisis in the entire region.
To counter such crisis issue, Meghalaya Government under the provision of Section 5(2) of the Indian telegraph Act 1885 has suspended the use of Internet services for the next 48 hours in Khasi, Jaintia and Ri-Bhoi districts.
Reportedly, the east Khasi Hills district police earlier today issued a notification stating that recently some people with vested interest(s) have posted provocative posts/hate messages/rumors/fake news on the social media which have to lead to incitement of communal feelings and sense of insecurity in the mind of certain sections of the society.