New Delhi/Bangalore (mizonews.net): The government has banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days in the wake of rumours of impending attacks on North-Easterners in response to the mass exodus of people from Bangalore.
On Friday, the Centre as well as the Karnataka government tried their best to restore confidence but in vain.
People are still making a beeline for the Bangalore Central Railway Station to return to their states. “At least 15,000 people have fled the city in the past two days following the rumours,” officials said.
The Railways had sold 9,718 tickets for the two special trains that headed to Guwahati on Thursday night, Divisional Railway Manager, Bangalore, said.
To check the spread of rumours, the Centre has clamped a 15-day ban of bulk SMSes and MMSes across the country.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has ordered an inquiry into the rumour-mongering about alleged security threats, that triggered exodus of people from northeastern states from this tech hub since late Wednesday.
“If only the police can make an arrest of the attackers of a Tibetan in Mysore, people will feel more secured,” analyst said.