On Thursday morning that the district administration in Agra has ordered that mobile internet and broadband services would remain suspended until 6pm on Friday.
Internet services across Uttar Pradesh have been subjected to disruption over the past week after violent protests erupted against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
On Wednesday night, an official order of the Mathura district administration was circulated on social media that claimed internet services would remain suspended until 6pm on Friday.
However, Mathura district magistrate Sarvagya Ram Mishra told sources that a decision on suspension of services would be taken only on Thursday.
Mishra said the situation in Mathura has been normal but preventing disorder would be a “top priority” for the administration.
Official sources, however, told that several districts, including Mathura, could suspend internet services ahead of Friday as a preventive measure in view of violent protests against the Citizenship Act.
Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act had broken out in several districts of Uttar Pradesh last week, leaving at least 17 people dead and moveable and immoveable assets damaged.