No Internet In Mangaluru, Lucknow After 3 Killed In Citizenship Protests: 10 Points

Lucknow: The internet shutdown amid increasing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA has been widened to several other towns in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, after three persons died and many were injured as protests swept at least 10 states on Thursday.

The snapping of the internet has led to a communication clampdown in many cities including Lucknow. Mobile internet services have been suspended in the violence-hit Mangaluru in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district for 48 hours from Thursday night after two persons died in police firing and 20 policemen were injured. A curfew has been declared in Mangaluru till Sunday night. On Thursday, the police opened fire as the protesters and police clashed.

The decision to suspend internet in Mangaluru from 10 pm last night was taken in order to prevent misuse of social media platforms and for maintaining law-and-order situation, according to a notification. Schools and colleges in the coastal city are shut.Mobile internet and SMS services have been suspended in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, including the capital city of Lucknow after violence took place in parts of the state on Thursday during protests against the new citizenship law.

Violent clashes took place in the state where prohibitory orders banning large gatherings across the state were announced by the state authorities.

The police used batons to quell protests at the protest site in Lucknow, where nearly 10 vehicles were set ablaze, and in the walled city. A bus was burned at Sambhal. A protest also took place in Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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