Indian Government Imposes Text Message Limits Amid Fears Of Civil UnrestSubmitted by go213mph on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 13:25
In India they call people who oppose govt oppresson "miscreants". I did not know that.
(Times Of India) ”We have banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days,” Union Home Secretary RK Singh told PTI.
The decision was taken after reports of widespread circulation of SMSes and MMSes containing misleading information about Assam violence, threats to people of northeastern origin living in other parts of the country and doctored videos.
The Home Ministry has asked Department of Telecommunications to implement the order through the telecom operators.
From today onwards, no one will be able to send more than 5 SMSes in one go and more than 20 KB of data through mobile phones during the ban period. Though the limit on SMS is on bulk messages, some operators have reportedly levied this cap on person-to-person SMSes as well.