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Agnipath protests: Restoration of internet services, a sigh of relief for people of Bihar’s 20 districts

By wasmulhaq 
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Patna: Internet services in several districts of Bihar were temporarily suspended amidst violence over the recruitment scheme of Agnipath. People had to face severe difficulties during that period because, without the internet, life is incomplete these days.

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Seeing the improvement in the situation, authorities took the decision to restore the internet services in the 20 districts of the state on Tuesday, which had been suspended since June 17 after the clashes, violence, and arson in many parts of the state. The protesters went on a rampage against the Centre’s Agnipath recruitment scheme.

ADG (HQ) Jitendra Singh Gangwar said internet services have been restored. But DM, SSP, and other administrative officials wanted to extend it further. Seeing the peaceful atmosphere, no untoward incident has been reported from anywhere. It has been decided to restore internet services, he said.

For the time being, internet services were not available in such districts of Bihar as Kaimur, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Buxar, Nawada, West Champaran, East Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Vaishali, Saran, Nalanda, Jehanabad, Khagaria, Sheikhpura, and Madhubani.

DGP SK Singhal on Tuesday praised the district and senior police personnel for controlling the violent situation tactfully. The police did a wonderful job in the maintenance of law and order in a planned manner. As a result, no casualty has taken place in the action taken by the police and they have brought the situation under control in a short span of time, “Singhal said at a review meeting at police headquarters”.

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In case of the return of such an unpleasant situation or any issue regarding law and order in the coming days, the DGP asked the regional officers and SPs to do resource management. Pay special attention to the agility and mobility of the police force.

There should be communication down the line in the districts. “This means the orders issued from the police headquarters should be passed on to the officers and personnel posted in the districts,” Singhal said.


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