Internet Shutdown: News
Internet shutdowns are the situations where absolute restriction is placed on the use of internet services. It is mainly due to an order issued by a government body. It can be limited to a specific place, specific period, time or number of days. It is usually done by the government to control rumors and fake news
31 Jul 2023Haryana
Violent clashes between two communities reportedly broke out in Haryana's Nuh during a religious procession on Monday.
25 Jul 2023Manipur
The Manipur government on Tuesday ordered the lifting of the ban on broadband internet services across the state in a "conditional" and "liberalized" manner.
14 Jun 2023India
In the last three years, local authorities in India used 54 of the 127 internet shutdowns to prevent or respond to protests, according to the latest report by Human Rights Watch and Internet Freedom Foundation.
09 Jun 2023Supreme Court Of India
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to urgently list a plea challenging the current internet ban in violence-hit Manipur.
15 Apr 2023Odisha
Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Odisha's Sambalpur and extended the internet ban there after a 30-year-old man was reportedly stabbed to death and four others injured in fresh communal clashes after Hanuman Jayanti processions on Friday.
21 Mar 2023Punjab
The Punjab government lifted the mobile internet and SMS ban in several cities of the state after 12:00 pm on Tuesday, reported Mint.
21 Mar 2023United States of America
A report by the United States Department of State has listed significant human rights issues in India in 2022, including arbitrary and unlawful killings, violence targeting ethnic and religious minorities, and freedom of the press.
01 Mar 2023Iran
For the fifth year in a row, India has topped the list of countries that cut access to the internet.
26 Feb 2023Rajasthan
The Haryana government on Sunday ordered the suspension of mobile internet and SMS services in the Nuh district for three days with immediate effect.
06 Jan 2023WhatsApp
WhatsApp has begun the new year on the same note it ended the last one—with a new update. This time, it is for the unfortunate among us who are still bothered by internet shutdowns.
28 Apr 2022Jammu And Kashmir
India leads the globe in terms of the number of internet shutdowns by the government in 2021, revealed a report by the policy think tank Access Now.
05 Feb 2021Jammu And Kashmir
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday announced that 4G mobile internet services will be restored across the union territory.
30 Jan 2021Ministry Of Home Affairs
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued a notification saying internet services will be temporarily suspended in Delhi's border areas—Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri—the epicenters of the farmers' protests against the newly-enacted farm laws.
30 Dec 2019India
In the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has become more aggressive with internet shutdowns.
22 Dec 2019X
In the third week of December, the world of tech witnessed plenty of activity, both good and bad.
22 Dec 2019Uttar Pradesh
In the wake of violent protests against CAA/CAB, the Indian Government has created another concern for people in the country - unexpected internet shutdown.
20 Dec 2019Uttar Pradesh
In the wake of violent mass protests breaking out against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has resorted to shutting down the internet.
02 Nov 2018India
Internet freedom in India is on the decline, and India topped the world in 2018 in terms of the number of internet shutdowns by government authorities.
12 Oct 2018World
A global internet shutdown is imminent over the next 48 hours as key domain servers will undergo routine maintenance.
26 Jul 2018Mumbai
Internet services in Mumbai's neighboring Navi Mumbai township have been suspended since early morning today, a police official said.
26 Nov 2017Haryana
The Jat reservation protests seem to have divided the community into two groups, with many youths opposing planned rallies by All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) chief Yashpal Malik.
01 Sep 2017India
Under new rules issued by the communication ministry, the government now has the legal power to temporarily shut down phone and internet services in the event of a "public emergency" or for "public safety".
18 Jul 2017India
As per Brookings Institution report, India lost over Rs. 6,548 crore in business due to Internet shutdowns in the past 3 years.
14 Jul 2017Gujarat
At least two people were killed and several others got injured after violent clashes took place between the Bharwad and Rajput communities in Gujarat on Thursday.
03 Jun 2017India
An RTI query by Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) revealed that the internet ban in Kashmir was not ordered by official authorities.