Mobile Internet Restored in Haryana Districts as Farmers Halt Protest

Chandigarh: Mobile internet services have been restored in seven Haryana districts following a suspension of nearly two weeks imposed in the wake of the farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation.

The services were suspended in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad. and Sirsa on February 11 and the suspension was extended on February 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24. Notably, no fresh orders have been issued for further extensions.

The decision to restore mobile internet services has been met with relief and appreciation from residents, who had faced inconvenience due to the prolonged disruption. Kamal, a resident of Ambala, expressed relief, highlighting the significance of the services’ restoration.

The ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation, led by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, seeks to pressurize the government into fulfilling farmers’ demands, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops and a farm loan waiver. Protesting farmers from Punjab have been stationed at Shambhu and Khanauri points along the Haryana border since February 13, following clashes with security personnel. Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher announced that the protesters would continue their presence until February 29, pending further decisions.

The ‘Delhi Chalo’ march had been temporarily halted for two days earlier in the week, following clashes at Khanauri that resulted in a protester’s death and injuries to several police personnel.

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