Govt bans bulk SMS & MMS for next 72 hours

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NEW DELHI, India: In view of the September 24 court verdict on the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute at Ayodhya, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has today issued orders in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to all Mobile Telecom Services providers in the country for banning all bulk SMS and all bulk MMS Messages in all service areas with immediate effect for next 72 hours.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has also appealed for peace and calm ahead of the verdict in the case.