Government banned sending bulk SMS and MMS for 15 days across the country.The ban is effective from Friday. The decision is taken after reports of widespread circulation of SMSs and MMSs containing misleading information about Assam violence threats to people of north-eastern origin living in other parts of the country. Due to these threats many North Eastern state people were moving back to their home states in huge numbers. So for next 15 days no one will be able to send more than 5 SMSes in one go and more than 20 KB of data through mobile phones.