Bulk SMS, MMS ban to continue till Oct 4

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Even though the Ayodhya verdict passed of without any tension or untoward development, the government today decided to extend the ban on bulk SMS and MMS services till October 4.

“The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has today issued orders in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs to all mobile telecom service providers in the country that all bulk SMS and all bulk MMS messages shall remain banned in all service areas till October 04, 2010,” said an official statement.

This is the third extension since the ban was imposed on September 22.

Earlier, the ban was till September 24 to check the spread of rumours or hateful messages, which was later extended till September 30 again after the Supreme Court deferred the Ayodhya verdict for a week. It was again extended by a day to October 1.