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internet shutdowns

Manipur Internet Shutdown: Developments before the Manipur High Court

Note: This post will be updated as and when new developments occur in the petitions before the Manipur HC
30 June, 2023
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IFF wrote to Manipur State Authorities on the ongoing digital rights violations

June 22 marked 50 days of Manipur's ongoing state-wide internet shutdown. In wake of this shutdown, we have written to the Chief Secretary of Manipur, the Director General of Police, Manipur and other local authorities highlighting our concerns.
24 June, 2023
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50 Days of Internet Shutdown: Internet Freedom Foundation’s statement on the ongoing digital rights violations amidst Manipur's indefinite internet shutdown

On June 22, 2023 , which marks the 50th day of Manipur's ongoing state-wide internet shutdown, IFF releases its statement on the ongoing digital rights violations amidst Manipur's indefinite internet shutdown.
22 June, 2023
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Our report with HRW on internet shutdowns demonstrates a disproportionate impact on communities dependent on welfare.

IFF and HRW published a Report “No Internet Means No Work, No Pay, No Food - Internet Shutdowns Deny Access to Basic Rights in “Digital India”.
21 June, 2023
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The duration of internet shutdowns in Manipur crosses 10 days. IFF wrote to Manipur Chief Secretary urging scrutiny of orders #KeepItOn

Successive internet shutdowns were imposed in the entire State of Manipur for five days. We have written to the Chairperson of the Review Committee, to review the order and consider on a day-to-day basis whether the internet suspension needs to continue.
09 May, 2023
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Statement on internet shutdowns in Manipur in response to ongoing violence

Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) calls on the authorities in Manipur to review its decision to suspend mobile internet in the state and to comply with Supreme Court of India’s guidelines on internet shutdowns.
05 May, 2023
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Manipur has ordered an internet shutdown for five days. IFF wrote to its Chief Secretary urging scrutiny of orders #KeepItOn

We have written to the Chairperson of the Review Committee, i.e. the Chief Secretary of Manipur to review the order and consider on a day-to-day basis, whether the internet suspension needs to continue.
28 April, 2023
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We wrote to the District Magistrate, Howrah, to not use S.144 CrPC to suspend internet services

We wrote to the District Magistrate, Howrah District, West Bengal stating our concern about suspending internet services under Section 144 CrPC instead of following the procedure laid down in the Telecom Suspension Rules, 2017.
05 April, 2023
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Statement on recurring internet shutdowns in West Bengal and Bihar in response to communal violence

IFF is alarmed that the governments of West Bengal and Bihar are deploying internet shutdowns as a response to recent instances of communal clashes and violence, including by impermissible means such as under Section 144 of the CrPC.
04 April, 2023
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Digital censorship in Punjab: internet shutdowns and account suspensions

Internet services in Punjab were shut down from March 18 till March 21 (in some districts till March 24). Reportedly, around 120 twitter accounts were suspended/ withheld. We wrote to the Punjab government and MeitY raising concerns about the internet shutdown and withheld accounts, respectively.
31 March, 2023
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