Over 1,500 telecom towers dged in Punjab
NEW DELHI: More than 1,500 telecom towers in Punjab have been dged by farmers presting ag inst the three farm laws, disrupting services in some pockets, sources said.
Power supply to towers that relay telecom signals was snapped and cables cut in several parts of the state as farmers vented their anger on the infrastructure owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani's firm Jio as they saw him along with infrastructure tycoon Gautam Adani as major beneficiaries of the new laws.
Neither Ambani's Reliance group nor Adani's companies are into the business of procuring foodgrains from farmers.
"Till yesterday, 1,411 towers were dged and today the count has gone well past 1,500," a source with knowledge of the matter said.
In Jndhar, some bundles of Jio's fibre cable were also burnt.
Jio has 9,000 plus towers in the state.
Another source said the most common way of dging the telecom towers was to cut off the power supply.
In at least one case, the generator at a tower site was physically taken away and allegedly donated to a local gurudwara.
Videos of Jio employees being threatened and made to flee have gone viral.
The attacks have impacted telecom services and operators are struggling to maintain services in absence of action by law enforcement agencies, the source said.
The Punjab chief minister had on Friday appealed to presting farmers to not cause inconvenience to the general public with such actions and continue to exercise the same restraint as they had shown over the past several months of their agitation.
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Don't restore the service until they pay for the dges
Law needs to be enforced
Ambani & Adani will never waste there money in Food business with low profits.
Time to move the Indian Capital away from this region to a more law abiding, peaceful region... We cannot afford to let the Capital to be held hostage to unruly regional mobs every so often and put the whole nation paralyzed and in danger
Haha...they have started showing true colour.
There is definetly some hidden agenda behind the farmer stir.
punjab cm has become a goon....supporting these goons to block the roads
Pappu is . There is no de acy but anarchy
Sudarshan Kumar Vatsyayan
The Punjab go nment must be made to pay for all the dges caused to private infrastructure. It is the duty of the state go nment to uphold the law and order. And if the go nment is unable to handle it, CM must resign
Biranchi Narayan Acharya
Jio should snap services in Punjab. The hooligans will serve multi-national companies like Vodafone. All perhaps forget that Jio, an Indian company not only provided low tariff mobile calls but also provided ch internet. Let the general people of Punjab suffer for ing an irresponsible state go nment.
Shame on u so called chor farmers .... You guys are not innocent poor farmers ... You guys are chor liars ....
backward savages. Giving bad to India world wide. Ashamed of these people being called indians. They have crossed all limits. Break their hands and legs. They can live on disability pension for rest of their life
Jio / reliance should abolish and abandon Punjab for everything and anything. Let these sardars prove that the jokes are real!
Wow. This is not done. Send them to jail. Gundagardi
I don't think farmers have dged the towers. The niddle men who want to create chaos have done it.
Those who started this fire are vacationing in Italy
Spoiling anyone property is unlawful, if you dont want to do farming or do business with XYZ person is your wish please go ahead but you cant destroy or steal anyone property.
PM Modi is Gujarati....So there is blind hate for Gujaratis....Adani and Ambani are targeted for being Gujaratis...Lakhs of people get employment due to Adani and Reliance
goondas not farmers....
The state of Punjab must be made to pay repairs to dges