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The internet suspension comes ahead of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's attempt to visit Lakhimpur Kheri where eight people, including four farmers, died on Sunday.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 12:39 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor shared a screenshot of the ministry response on Twitter and said that in 2020, internet shutdowns in parts of India went on for 8,927 hours and cost the taxpayers $2.8bn.
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 01:31 AM IST
, New DelhiMalavika Murali
US slams govt-imposed internet shutdowns, seeks accountability for crimes against journalists
Published on May 03, 2021 10:17 AM IST
The minister added that the centralised data of internet shutdown is not maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Published on Mar 10, 2021 02:03 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi
Security forces have used increasing force to quell huge nationwide street protests and a disobedience campaign encouraging civil servants to strike.
Published on Feb 16, 2021 02:42 PM IST
- Around the world, shutting down the internet has become an increasingly popular tactic of repressive and authoritarian regimes and some illiberal democracies. Digital rights groups say governments use them to stifle dissent, silence opposition voices or cover up human rights abuses.
Published on Feb 11, 2021 08:09 PM IST
AP | , London
Internet services at Delhi’s borders were suspended following the violence that ensued during the tractor parade on January 26.
Updated on Feb 08, 2021 04:38 AM IST
Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
The comments also come against the background of an increase in the number of Internet shutdowns in the country -- usually for law and order, or security considerations.
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Deeksha Bhardwaj
Mira Nair, Naseeruddin Shah among 300 signatories extending support to students protesting against CAA-NRC: ‘Our silence ends now’
Extending their support to the students, the signatories said in their letter, ‘The soul of the nation is threatened. The livelihoods and statehoods of millions of our fellow Indians are at stake.’
Updated on Jan 26, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Sweta Kaushal
The judgment offers a constitutional framework to evaluate rampant Internet shutdowns
Published on Jan 12, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Facing sixth month of internet shutdown, people termed Supreme Court’s order as big relief and urge J&K administration to restore connection at the earliest.
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 01:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar |Mir Ehsan
The State’s increasing use of the two instruments undermines the Constitution. Review this usage
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 07:33 AM IST
Ajay Maken accuses Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of playing “second fiddle” to the BJP.
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 03:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Amrita Madhukalya
‘Extraordinary situation compels one...’: BJP leader Vinay Sahasrabuddhe on Delhi curbs during anti-CAA protests
The national capital of Delhi witnessed its first-ever internet shutdown during the protests against the new citizenship law on Thursday. While it was an unprecedented situation, many in the government say the move was necessary. BJP vice-president and Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, tells Hindustan Times the reason behind the government’s move.
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 03:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Amandeep Shukla
The internet shutdown will continue in some places like Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka, Assam and Meghalaya on Friday even as services were restored in Delhi around 1.30pm on Thursday
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondents
Though the services were restored , according to a senior Delhi police officer, the momentary shutdown sparked all sorts of reactions from people.
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 07:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Trisha Sengupta
India reported over 100 internet shutdowns in 2018, according to an annual study by Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization.
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
India reported over 100 internet shutdown in 2018, according to an annual study of Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 06:08 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
Shutdowns have caused billions of dollars in economic damage and deeply impacted lives and livelihoods across India. However, rarely do we hear a more fundamental question: do shutdowns achieve their intended goals? Research suggests that it doesn’t
Updated on May 03, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Extensive arguments have been made by many organisations and researchers, who have clearly established that Internet shutdowns, set a domino in motion that damages fundamental rights, the digital economy and in instances even public safety and order
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 05:30 PM IST
This year alone there have been more than 100 Internet shutdowns. Surely, nobody can seriously contend that there have been over 100 instances of “public emergencies” in the last 9 months.
Published on Sep 25, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Apart from the enormous costs to the economy, routine shutdowns are not particularly effective, since miscreants always find other ways to communicate
Updated on May 03, 2018 05:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
In last four years, Rajasthan government ordered suspension of Internet services 25 times over a range of reasons, Jammu & Kashmir saw 73 such shutdowns in the same period.
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | Rakesh Goswami