Internet, SMS services blocked in Nagaland

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Kohima, Mar 8: The Nagland 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.

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.

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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. Prohibitory orders would be in force from 3 PM till midnight, a police officer said.

PTI

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