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internet shutdowns

Bihar’s internet shutdown orders reveal vague but relatively narrow suspension of mass messaging platforms

Internet shutdown orders issued by the Bihar Government reveal blocking of specific mass messaging platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc. rather than suspension of internet services in their entirety.
01 November, 2019
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For the Govt's Eyes Only? Govt opposes disclosure of orders imposing communication shutdown in Kashmir

At today's hearing, the Government cited national security concerns and objected to the Petitioner's and the Intervenors' demand for disclosure of orders issued under the Telecom Suspension Rules.
16 October, 2019
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FMP's and IJU's intervention permitted in Anuradha Bhasin's petition

The Supreme Court allows Foundation for Media Professionals and Indian Journalists Union to intervene in Anuradha Bhasin's petition against the communication shutdown in Kashmir.
01 October, 2019
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Foundation for Media Professionals approaches Supreme Court to support journalistic freedom in Kashmir

In today's hearing, the SC wondered if the 40 day long suspension of telecom and internet services in Kashmir was a shutdown or breakdown. It finally directed the Govt. to file its response to the writ petition and intervention applications and urged selective restoration of communication channels.
16 September, 2019
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Kashmiri student based in Bangalore files petition before the Karnataka HC against communication shutdown.

The Petition argues that the communication shutdown violates Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution. The legal basis for the communication shutdown still remains unknown and the interim prayer seeks transparency.
04 September, 2019
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We strongly condemn the communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir and urge an end to internet shutdowns across India

The developments of the past few days are of immense consequence to the future of our democracy, and the voices from Jammu and Kashmir need to be heard the loudest, not silenced en masse.
06 August, 2019
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We urge DOT to be a defender of digital rights. #KeepUsOnline #LetTheNetWork #KeepItOn #SaveTheInternet

We request the Department of Telecom to extend public victories on net neutrality and internet shutdowns.
18 December, 2018
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An incremental victory in the Rajasthan HC against Internet Shutdowns #KeepUsOnline

While we can expect internet shutdowns in future, it will not be because of competitive examinations in Rajasthan. We thank the Petitioner, Dhirendra Rajpurohit.
04 December, 2018
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Support parlimentary scrutiny against internet shutdowns #KeepUsOnline

Support advocacy actions against the growing problem of internet shutdowns across India by engaging parliamentarians. We have prepared a short brief to help you set out key facts, figures and arguments on the massive damage caused by shutting down the internet.
26 November, 2018
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We demand disclosure on India's shutdown law #KeepUsOnline

Last week we made considerable progress in our mission to reform India’s Internet Shutdown laws. This work has been extensively covered by The Wire in an opinion piece titled, “The Worst Aspect of India’s Internet Shutdowns Is the Official Secrecy About It” [https://thewire.in/tech/secrecy-abounds-the-creation-of-of-indias-internet-shutdown-law-why] , and “Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode No. 271” [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWtx4G36Ru]. A Short Recap * Noticing a growth in the frequency of
07 July, 2018
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