The Government of Gujarat had suspend the Mobile internet services in Gujarat for 3 days from 20th December to 22nd December in view of violent protests against the Citizenship Act.The state Government had ordered the telecom services to suspend the internet services on the temporary basis. This has been entrusted to ADGP Intelligence.
However, as per the order issued by the government, the Internet will be suspended only if the situation is severe and out of control in Gujarat. It may also mean that Internet services may be turned off in areas where the situation is tense. According to information , the situation is currently under the control of the police in Ahmedabad. However, in Vadodara after the Friday prayer there was a protest. If such incidents occur and the situation get worsens, the Internet services may be suspended.
The Government had decided this on the basis of the public safety and for the peace. The action has been taken to avoid spreading of hate messages on social media with an aim to disturb the communal peace and harmony.They had taken this action to thwart any possibility of violence and arson in the state.