On Saturday and Sunday, in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan, internet services will remain suspended from 6 am to 6 pm. According to the Divisional Commissioner order this move is taken in view of the scheduled Patwari Recruitment Exam. This exam is going to be conducted for two days i e., today and tomorrow.
The order states that ‘The Law and Order situation might arise during the examination due to fake news or rumours about accidents and paper leak.’
On Friday, BL Mehra, Bikaner Divisional Commissioner, passed an order stating, ” 2G/3G/4G/Data, Internet service, Bulk, SMS/MMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media by Internet Service Providers will be temporarily suspended between 06:00 am to 06:00 pm on 23 and 24 October.”
An order issued by Dinesh Kumar Yadav, Jaipur divisional commissioner, said, “Mobile internet will remain suspended from 6 am to 6 pm to ensure there is no paper leakage, fake rumours and no untoward incident which may lead to (adverse) law and order situation and disturbance.”
“Voice calls of all landline, mobile phones, all lease line and broadband and as far as possible for hospitals, banks and industries” falls under the exceptions to the order.
The order states that “The Law and Order situation might arise during the examination due to fake news or rumours about accidents and paper leak.”