DHAKA, Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s telecom regulatory authority has suspended mobile network services across its borders as protests against a new citizenship law in India continue to intensify.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Md. Jahurul Haque said the step was taken to stop the circulation of rumors in the region.

“Very often rumors are circulated along with the border areas. We have suspended the mobile networks there to control the rumor,” he said.

Over the past many days, reports of killings of people along the Bangladesh-India border were making rounds.

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