There is a strong opposition over the Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi. While on the one hand, despite the enforcement of Section 144 in the Red Fort area, dozens of people have been detained by the police. While the telecom company Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio have suspended their mobile services, including voice and internet in many parts of Delhi.
Bharti Airtel: We’re complying with instructions received from govt. authorities on suspending Voice, SMS and data in certain areas in #Delhi. Once the suspension orders are lifted, our services will be fully up and running. pic.twitter.com/PkE5FdMEA3
— ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2019
Airtel has given this information by tweeting, “We’re complying with instructions received from govt. authorities on suspending Voice, SMS and data in certain areas in Delhi. Once the suspension orders are lifted, our services will be fully up and running.”
After a long debate in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, the Central Government had passed the Citizenship Amendment Act. After this bill was passed, it became a citizenship Amendment Act. In protest against this Act, protests was intensified in many states of the country including Assam, Bengal. On 15 December, violence took place during the protest against this law. In this demonstration, some police personnel including several students were also injured.