Bangladesh shuts mobile network along India border

Bangladesh has cut services to millions of mobile phones along its border with India for “security” reasons amid fears a new citizenship law passed by its giant neighbour could prompt an influx of migrants. Bangladesh shares a 4,000-kilometre border with India and the shutdown would affect some 10 million mobile phone users. The decision was taken keeping in mind India’s current situation which may prompt many people to enter Bangladesh.

At least 27 people have died and hundreds injured in two weeks of protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act marked by clashes between demonstrators and riot police.

Source: Express Tribune