Bulk SMS, MMS banned for 15 days
The government yesterday banned bulk SMS and MMS messages for 15 days in view of the exodus of people from the northeast from cities like Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad following rumours that they would be attacked.
“We will detect those who are spreading rumours. Those responsible for the exodus from Bangalore will not go scot free,” union Home Secretary RK Singh said.
Wild rumours have been spreading that people from the northeast region would be attacked after Eid on August 20 to avenge the recent ethnic violence in Assam.
The rumours have caused over 5,000 students from northeast fleeing to Guwahati from Bangalore by special trains.