The Nagaland government has imposed a 48-hour Internet blackout in the state beginning last night after videos related to the lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur surfaced on the net. Also Read - ACT Fibernet to expand into more cities; play in gaming to boost business
The government order blocking Internet for the period was published in the local newspapers today. The government has also instructed mobile service providers to block SMS/MMS services too, the newspapers said. Also Read - Soon, anyone can activate or deactivate mobile Internet with a SMS
Videos related to the lynching have being doing the rounds and the measure has been taken as a precautionary exercise, the government order said. Meanwhile, prohibitory orders imposed in Dimapur town for the last two days were relaxed in the morning to enable people to attend church services. Also Read - Technology, Internet to make service delivery smarter in Delhi
Prohibitory orders would be in force from 3 PM till midnight, a police officer said.