Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The Bangladesh government resumed the internet service across the country after a short suspension on Wednesday.
The internet service was restored around 3:15pm, said officials at Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulation Commission (BTRC).
The service was found inaccessible from around 1:15pm.
Several social media networking sites including Facebook, Viber, Messenger and WhatsApp also found inaccessible and some mobile phone apps remain disfunctional during the time.
The access to the internet service and the social media networking sites were denied immediately after the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the death penalty for condemned war criminals Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury on Wednesday.
The Bangladesh SC has rejected appeals of the two condemned war criminals to review its previous ruling upholding the death penalty to them for their crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
A minister said that the internet service and the social networking sites and apps were blocked temporarily to maintain law and order situation.
The BTRC issued a letter in this regard to different telecom operators and all internet service providers, asking them to stop the services immediately.
The security measures were taken in the wake of the Supreme Court’s order on Mujaheed and SQ Chowdhury.