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Nagpur: On April 30, the Punjab government announced that mobile internet services in the Patiala district would be suspended from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., a day after various groups of people clashed in the city during a protest against the pro-Khalistan movement. Harish Singla, the leader of the Shiv Sena, was among those involved.

According to an official statement, the government also transferred the Inspector General of Police (Patiala range), Senior Superintendent of Police, and Superintendent of Police of Patiala.

According to the State Home Department’s order, all mobile Internet services, SMS services, and dongle services, among others, provided by mobile networks in district Patiala, except voice calls, will remain suspended. The order was issued in accordance with Rule 2 of the 2017 Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules.

After a clash in which four people were injured, including two police officers, a curfew has been imposed in Punjab’s Patiala district on April 29 & April 30 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m respectively.

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