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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  1. Sri Lanka, which has been embroiled in internal conflict for the last 30 years, has only recently made it compulsory for the mobile phone users to be in possession of their own phones registered under their names in order to check the use of mobile phones in terrorist attacks. It is imperative that steps be taken to ensure the safety of the people though this type of conditions may have some effect on the use and popularity of the mobile phone telephony.

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