New Cell Phone Connection in India May Require Two Guarantors

In an so called effort to to check the use of mobile phones in terror activities, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, is likely to advice the Department of Telecommunication to direct all mobile phone operators to get two existing cellular customers as guarantors before issuing SIM card to new customers.

The issue was discussed in great detail in the wake of back-to-back serial blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad. Mobile phones are being used by terrorists to trigger IEDs at Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad in May 2007 as well as passing messages to their handlers in Pakistan and Bangladesh. [Source: ET]

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