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Airtel Restores Services in Delhi, Vodafone Says Data Suspended for 24hrs

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Sources at Bharti Airtel have stated that all communication services are being restored to normal status at the moment, in all affected areas in Delhi. However, responding to complaints on Twitter, Vodafone India has stated that mobile internet services have been suspended “as per the directive received from the government”. As a result, users would not be able to access mobile data services for 24 hours.

Telecom services were suspended in parts of New Delhi till 1PM as per a government directive, in the wake of planned protests and demonstrations in the National Capital Region against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The incident was been confirmed on Twitter by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, which responded to user queries on the social media platform stating that services were suspended following a government order requesting the same. Reports also stated that even Reliance Jio implemented the same suspension of services in compliance of a directive received from the Deputy Commissioner of Police.