Govt extends ban on bulk SMSes, MMSes till Sept 30

"The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has today issued orders in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs to all Mobile Telecom Service Providers in the country that all bulk SMS and all bulk MMS messages shall remain banned in all service areas till September 30," the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said in a statement.

The order was issued to all mobile telecom service providers in the country for "banning all bulk SMSes and MMSes in all service areas with immediate effect till September 30". The Supreme Court had yesterday stayed for a week the Ayodhya title suit verdict and will hear the plea for deferment of the judgement next Tuesday (September 28).
The government is apprehensive that some elements may foment trouble by inciting communal passions during this period.

Earlier on September 22, all bulk SMS and bulk MMS messages in all service areas were banned for three days.

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