Jade Lyngdoh

Jade Lyngdoh is currently at National Law University, Jodhpur, where he has been a Meta India Tech Scholar (2021-22). He contributes to Hindustan Times and is interested in the intersection of technology law and policy and human rights.

Articles by Jade Lyngdoh

Internet shutdowns cause incalculable damage

Network disruptions can cloak human rights abuses during crises, including war crimes and acts of genocide. They obstruct humanitarian aid, and hinder journalism and the documentation of rights violations

When the internet is shut down this way, it is commonly referred to as an “internet shutdown.” These are defined by a United Nations Special Rapporteur as “…measures taken by a government, or on behalf of a government, to intentionally disrupt access to, and the use of, information and communications systems online.” (AFP)
Updated on Dec 21, 2022 05:39 PM IST

Reconciliation for peace: The government must Improve its stance on AFSPA

Beyond committing to ensuring justice for the victims, the Union government must now improve its stance on AFSPA to demonstrate that it is truly committed to working towards peace in the region.

The historic injustices committed by military personnel in these areas continue to instill a collective sense of loss and anger in us. (HT Archive/Representative Image)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 04:52 PM IST

Myanmar: India cannot turn a blind eye to the humanitarian crisis within its own borders

According to reports, refugee camps set up in Mizoram are in a dire condition. Drinking water, winter blankets, and healthcare for children, pregnant women, and injured civilians are all in limited supply. With little assistance from the Union government, the refugees are forced to rely on civil society organisations that have established makeshift facilities

Women hold torches as they protest against the military coup in Yangon, MyanmarM, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 01, 2022 10:04 AM IST
ByJade Lyngdoh

Meghalaya: When two wrongs don’t make a right

While the police operation itself must be condemned for the excessive use of force during the raid, the violence, arson and mayhem that followed are counterproductive, and thereby, a disservice to the cause

A police vehicle vandalised by miscreants after the death of banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) former leader Chesterfield Thangkhiew, during a search operation at his house for his suspected involvement in an IED blast incident, in Shillong. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 02:56 PM IST
ByJade Lyngdoh
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