Internet Services Restored In Asansol

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Asansol: Acting upon the order of the State goverment, internet services have been restored in the city of Asansol and Raniganj, a week after communal clashes broke out in the town, over Ram Navami celebrations.

The internet service was restored at about 11:45 p.m., on April 4, 2018. The Mamata Banerjee-led government had stopped internet services in the Asansol and Raniganj area, starting March 28.

Internet services were suspended and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC clamped in West Bengal’s Asansol-Ranigunj area following violence over a Ram Navami procession. Mobile telephone services would, however, remain operational in the area.

Clashes broke out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession at Ranigunj in Bardhman West district. Police patrolling has been stepped up and RAF deployed in the area.

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