Vawiin atang hian ni 15 chhung atan nikhatah SMS panga (5) aia tam leh 20KB aia lian lo bak thawn theih a ni dawn lo a. A hnuai a source ah hian a chhan chu lo chhiar ve mai rawh u. SMS hrat deuh deuh ho an khawngaih thlak khawp mai. Sandman a pawh in a vawiin SMS quota a hmang zo der tawh mai 😛
Driven by rumours of impending attacks, the exodus of people from the northeast spread from Bangalore to neighbouring cities on the third day today, prompting the Centre to ban for 15 days bulk SMSes and MMSes across the country.
Notwithstanding assurances of safety by the Centre and the Karnataka government to the people of the Northeast, hordes of them living in Mysore, Mangalore and Kodagu made a beeline to the railway ticket counters to return to their states.
More than 15,000 people have fled the city in the past two days following the rumours, officials said today. The Railways had sold 9,718 tickets for the two special trains that headed to Guwahati last night, Divisional Railway Manager, Bangalore, Anil Kumar Agarwal, told PTI this morning.
Officials estimate the number of people from the northeast, including students, residing in Bangalore in the range of 2.5 lakh and 2.75 lakh. In Chennai, over 1,000 people from the northeast were reported to have taken trains out of the city.
To check the spread of rumours, the Centre today clamped a 15-day ban of bulk SMSes and MMSes across the country. The decision was taken after reports of widespread circulation of SMSes and MMSes containing misleading information about Assam violence and threats of attacks to people from the northeastern region.
Under the order, no one from today will be able to send more than 5 SMSes in one go and more than 20KB of data through mobile phones during the ban period.