Gurgaon: Internet services hit during Ram Rahim rape verdict

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Posted: Aug 26, 2017

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, accused of rape and murder, was pronounced guilty on Thursday. His supporters went on a rampage soon after the verdict was pronounced.

Gurgaon remained peaceful and only the internet services were disrupted between noon and evening hours. However, some places enjoyed usual connectivity.

After the verdict was pronounced, a few institutions were closed down and people left offices early.

“I had to send urgent files and airline tickets to my brother in Mumbai. My Wi-Fi was not working at all and I was helpless,” said Rohit Khanna, a resident of Sector 45.

The verdict was pronounced during the lunch hours and WhatsApp jammed up.

“I wanted to tell my daughter, who was at office, about the verdict, but I could not send a WhatsApp message because it was jammed,” said Col Narender Dhankar.

Ruchi Verma, a resident of Sector 50, said, “I fail to understand why so much importance is being given to this verdict. It's being treated like some national issue — all networks got jammed. I found the whole thing very silly.”

The sentence will be pronounced on August 28. Will the internet services be hit again?

TAGS: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh / Dera Sacha Sauda / Wi-Fi / Gurgaon / Sector 45 / Sector 50 / WhatsApp



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