Internet and SMS services continue to be suspended in major cities of North India and Karnataka, including Lucknow and Mangaluru after day-long protests against the Citizenship(Amendment) Act(CAA).
Two people were killed in Mangaluru and one in Lucknow when protesters clashed with police.
Anti- CAA protests were held across 56 cities in 24 states and Union Territories on Thursday. In many parts of the country, Section 144, which prohibits assembly of four or more poeple, was imposed.
Internet services were suspended in Dakshina Kannada district from 10 pm last night.
Mobile internet and SMS services have also been suspended in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, including, Ghaziabad, Pilibhit, Sambhal, Bareilly and Meerut.
In Lucknow, the internet will remain suspended till Saturday noon.
However, the internet ban in Assam, which was the hotbed of the citizenship act protests, lifted this morning after 10 days.
The national capital also witnessed brief internet shutdown North and Central districts, including, Mandi House, Seelampur, Jaffarbad, Mustafabad, Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh and Bawana between 9 am and 1 pm.
According to the Internet Shutdown Tracker, a portal which tracks such episodes across the world, the internet has been curbed 95 times in India so far this year.