Meghalaya: Residents irked by prolonged mobile internet ban; TUR against blanket ban


TNT News | SHILLONG, June 17, 2018

The Meghalaya government on Saturday suspended internet services on mobile telephones in six districts in the state's eastern part due to the "serious law and order situation"

The suspension came four days after the government had restored internet services on mobile telephones in the Meghalaya capital as normalcy returned.

The prolonged mobile internet ban has caused dismay and irked residents in the city.

In a world revolving around technology in various fronts, there are concerns from students and adults who carry out online businesses and purchases.

Angela Rangad of Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) and Agnes Kharshiing of the Civil Society Women's Organisation (CSWO)  have raised concerns over the government's decision mentioning that it is a suppression of the freedom of people. They added that the police should go after those who send malicious messages instead of imposing a blanket ban.