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Supreme Court refuses to hear Miscellaneous Application seeking compliance with internet shutdown guidelines laid out in the Anuradha Bhasin Judgement

In May 2023, the Supreme Court was pleased to issue a notice, and in Sept 2023, the court granted the UoI, the liberty to file a response. However, on Dec 7 the Supreme Court was not inclined to hear the matter. Consequently, the Miscellaneous Application was dismissed as withdrawn.
13 December, 2023
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The Supreme Court asks Government to file a counter in Foundation of Media Professional’s application for compliance with Anuradha Bhasin

The Supreme Court on September 21, 2023 has granted liberty to the Union Government to file its response.
29 September, 2023
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The J&K Home Department’s RTI Appellate Authority directs that Review Committee’s findings on internet shutdowns must be provided in RTI

The First Appellate Authority (“FAA”) in J&K’s Home Department has directed the Public Information Officer (“PIO”) to provide copies of the Review Committee’s findings on internet shutdown orders.
22 August, 2023
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Statement: 100 Days of Manipur's Ongoing Illegal Internet Shutdown & Violation of Fundamental Rights

Today, August 11, 2023, marks 100 days of Manipur’s descent into a state-wide internet shutdown.
10 August, 2023
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IFF writes to the Chief Secretary of Haryana about the ongoing internet shutdown

Home Department of the Haryana Government on July 31, 2023 ordered the suspension of mobile internet services, SMS and dongle services in certain districts in the State of Haryana.
02 August, 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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India @ 75 | Digital Rights Ka Amrit Mahotsav?

Where do the rights of Indian internet users stand as the country celebrates 75 years of independence? Read our short analysis and statement on status of digital rights in India.
15 August, 2022
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Rajasthan HC issued notice in a petition by Industry Bodies against repeated internet suspensions in Rajasthan

No state suspends internet services more than Rajasthan. These suspensions violate fundamental rights of the residents of Rajasthan and cause irreparable economic damage.
18 May, 2022
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IFF writes to the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan urging greater scrutiny of internet shutdown orders. #KeepItOn

Indian law requires governments to be reviewed by a committee of high-level government officials. We have written to the Chairperson of the Review Committee, i.e. the Chief Justice of Rajasthan urging greater scrutiny of shutdown orders.
12 April, 2022
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Calcutta HC stays internet shutdown issued by West Bengal Government

Calcutta HC has stayed an internet shutdown order dated 03.03.2022 issued by the State of West Bengal. The HC was of the view that the order was not issued by a competent authority. The order was stayed in a petition filed by Ashlesh Biradar. IFF provided legal support.
10 March, 2022
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