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 2023


Haryana: Clashes erupt during procession; 2,500 Hindus stuck in temple

Violent clashes between two communities reportedly broke out in Haryana's Nuh during a religious procession on Monday.

25 Jul 2023


Manipur: Government partially lifts internet ban amid violence

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 2023


Most internet shutdowns in India imposed to prevent protests: Report

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.

SC declines urgent listing of plea challenging Manipur's internet ban

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to urgently list a plea challenging the current internet ban in violence-hit Manipur.

15 Apr 2023


Odisha: 1 killed, many injured in Sambalpur violence; curfew imposed

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.

01 Apr 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Srinagar to get free Wi-Fi zones soon

Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, which experiences unrest and internet shutdowns quite frequently, will soon get free Wi-Fi services under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, News18 reported.

21 Mar 2023


Punjab: Internet ban lifted in many cities, except sensitive pockets

The Punjab government lifted the mobile internet and SMS ban in several cities of the state after 12:00 pm on Tuesday, reported Mint.

India witnessed significant human rights violations in 2022: US report

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 2023


India tops internet shutdown list for 5th straight year

For the fifth year in a row, India has topped the list of countries that cut access to the internet.

26 Feb 2023


Haryana: 3-day mobile internet ban in Nuh over Bhiwani killings 

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 2023


WhatsApp's new feature will help you dodge internet shutdowns

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 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

India tops internet shutdown list for 4th straight year: Report

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 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

After nearly 2 years, 4G mobile internet restored in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday announced that 4G mobile internet services will be restored across the union territory.

Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

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 2019


Internet shutdowns and the broken dream of Digital India

In the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has become more aggressive with internet shutdowns.

22 Dec 2019


#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more

In the third week of December, the world of tech witnessed plenty of activity, both good and bad.

22 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Apparently, India cuts internet more than any other country

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 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Internet shutdown? Try these 'offline' messaging apps to communicate

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 2018


#InternetFreedom: India records world's highest number of internet shutdowns

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 2018


#GlobalInternetShutdown: You might not have internet access for next 48hrs

A global internet shutdown is imminent over the next 48 hours as key domain servers will undergo routine maintenance.

26 Jul 2018


Internet services suspended in Navi Mumbai amid Maratha protests

Internet services in Mumbai's neighboring Navi Mumbai township have been suspended since early morning today, a police official said.

26 Nov 2017


Jat protests: Haryana prepares for violence even as community divided

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 2017


First-ever rules allow government to shutdown internet

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 2017


Is India intolerant? Internet shutdown 29 times in 2017

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 2017


Gujarat: 2 killed in community clashes, situation remains tense

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 2017


Internet shutdown in Kashmir- No one knows who ordered it

An RTI query by Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) revealed that the internet ban in Kashmir was not ordered by official authorities.