Section 144 revoked in Bhadrak

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Bhadrak: Bhadrak district administration has withdrawn prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC imposed in Odisha’s Bhadrak town and nearby areas, informed Sub-Collector Narottam Behera. The mobile internet services have also been restored.

The precautionary measures were taken by the authorities following communal clash in the town last year during Ram Navami.

The communal violence had erupted after derogatory remarks against Hindu gods were posted on social media.

The internet providers were asked to stop their services for 48 hours starting from 6 PM on Saturday so that rumour mongers cannot operate social media platforms.

As many as 50 platoons of security forces were deployed for the smooth conduct of Ram Navami festival in April this year.

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