New Delhi: The partial SMS ban imposed all over India to avert any untoward attack on the people of the north-east living in different parts of the country, does not seem to go down well with the techno crazy youth.

The ban is in force following the reports of widespread circulation of SMSes and MMSes containing misleading information about Assam violence, threats and doctored videos to people of north-eastern origin living in cities like Bangalore, Pune and Chennai.

Amidst sky rocketing inflation, sudden ban on the pocket friendly means of conversation with friends is irking the youth in a big

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Venting her frustration, Deblina Roy from Delhi said, “I have been sending messages repeatedly but in vain. None of the messages have been delivered.”

“With my friends living in Kolkata, I find texting easier rather than making STD calls,” she added.

Guru Singh, a college student in Delhi says, “I was not aware of the ban and now I have run out of my message quota of five per day. I am now sticking to just important calls as endless text conversations are not possible at present.”

However, not all are regretting the ban as Chetan Kaushal, HR manager in a multi-national company says, “Although the ban is a bit uncomfortable for the mobile crazy generation, but if it helps in ensuring safety of the people of north-east, it can be tolerated for a few days.”

Ruchi Kaushal

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