Banning internet to stop provocation is like blaming science for bombings
A government intrusion on Friday night disrupted the Internet services in entire Barak Valley circle. An outright ban on Internet in South Assam, an unprecedented move, something that never happened in the history of Barak Valley. If a senior official in BSNL is to be believed then the notice that was served to Internet service providers asking them to ban Internet service in the vicinity was signed by the Governor of Assam. I did not see the letter, but the official had no reason to lie. Irrespective of who signed the letter, it is certain that an administrative diktat kept Barak Valley citizen deprived of Internet for a period of more than 84 hours. How necessary and the most important question how justified was the move?