New Delhi, February 1
Internet facilities on Monday were suspended for two more days at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur protest borders.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Saturday, had temporarily suspended Internet services at the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders, where farmers have been protesting against the new agri laws, till Sunday.
The suspension has now been increased for two more days.
On January 26, when largescale violence was reported during the farmers’ tractor rally, Internet services were temporary suspended in some parts of Delhi.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The protesting farmers have expressed the apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporations.