Internet services suspended in Bhadrak ahead of Ram Navami

KalingaTV News Network

Bhadrak: In a bid to maintain law and order during Ram Navami celebrations here, the district administration suspended internet services for two days starting from 6 PM today.

“The internet services were snapped as a precautionary measure to maintain communal harmony ahead of Ram Navami,” said Bhadrak SP Anup Sahu.

Meanwhile, as many as 50 platoons of police personnel have been deployed in the town for the smooth conduct of the festival, he added.

On Friday, the Orissa high court ordered the district administration to take adequate measures to prevent any untoward incident during the procession and performance of other related rituals on the auspicious day.

In pursuance of the court order, the district administration lifted prohibitory orders issued under section 144 of CrPC, imposed since March 17, for five hours following which Kalash Sobhayatra for Ram Navami was carried out in the town yesterday.

Notably, communal tension between Hindus and Muslims erupted in the district headquarter following a provoking post in social media after Ram Navami celebration on April 5, last year.

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