Farmers protest: Internet suspended in parts of Delhi

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“Internet services temporarily suspended in the areas of Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi and their adjoining areas till 23:59 hrs on January 26,” reports news agencies after thousands of protesting farmers swamped national capital on Republic day.

Home Minister Amit Shah called an Emergency meeting to review the situation on ground.

News agencies quoted Ministry of Home Affairs sources saying that this temporary suspension will last 12 hours in wake of reports of isolated violence. A 34-year-old protestor, Navneet Singh was shot and killed near ITO during the clashes between police and farmers.

Protestors told Maktoob police firing killed Navneet. Dozens of casualties are reported as farmers have started to retreat from Central Delhi.

Users have got SMS suggesting that the service has been stopped in their respective areas until further notice following government instructions.

Farmers have handed over 13 people with Govt ID cards to Police who were responsible for damaging the DTC buses at ITO, reports independent journalist Amaan Bali.

“No program to protest at Red Fort. Come back from Red Fort. All protesters should move on Ring road route to end march at Kundali border, from where protest had started,”said Sarwan Singh Pandher, General Secretary Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee. Reports about number of detainees and casualties are yet to come.