Prohibitory orders were clamped and mobile internet services suspended at many places in Haryana on Friday as the state braced for possible renewal of the Jat quota agitation that had led to widespread violence claiming the lives of 30 people last month.
Mobile internet services for 2G, 3G and 4G have been suspended for the time being in many sensitive districts, including Rohtak and Jhajjar, which were the epicentre of the recent Jat stir, officials said.
Prohibitory orders banning assembly of five or more persons have also been issued by some district authorities, including Sonipat, as a precautionary measure to maintain peace.
“There were some messages which were being circulated on WhatsApp about fake untoward incidents. Some messages were also forwarded on the mobile number of Rohtak’s superintendent of police on Thursday. “We also rounded up few persons in this regard,” Rohtak’s Deputy Commissioner, Atul Kumar told PTI over phone.
Asked how long the internet services will remain suspended, he said, “We will not prolong it. These are just precautionary measures.”
DIFFICULT WORDS AND MEANINGS –
- Prohibitory : tending to discourage
- Clamped : fasten (something) in place with a clamp.
- Suspended : temporarily prevent from continuing or being in force or effect.
- Braced : prepare (someone) for something difficult or unpleasant
- Agitation : disturbance usually in protest
- Epicenter : the central point of something, typically a difficult or unpleasant situation.
- Banning: officially prevent (someone) from doing something.
- Precautionary: an action that is done to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous happening