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
05 Feb 2021
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.
30 Jan 2021
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
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
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".
24 Aug 2017
Ram Rahim Case: Internet suspended in Punjab/Haryana for 72 hours
A day before the verdict in Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's rape case, mobile internet services have been suspended in Punjab and Haryana.
23 Aug 2017
20,000 head to Panckhula before Ram Rahim Singh rape verdict
Two days before verdict is to be declared in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, about 20,000 followers have gathered in Panchkula, near the Naam Charcha Ghar in Sector 23, and have pitched tents there.
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.
08 Jul 2017
Police arrest Lekhi, BJP MLAs for trying to enter Basirhat
BJP leaders including Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur, Satyapal Singh were arrested by the police as they tried to enter violence-hit Basirhat.
07 Jul 2017
Rupa Ganguly, others arrested while trying to visit violence-hit Basirhat
Police arrested BJP leaders Rupa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee while they were attempting to make their way to violence-hit Basirhat.
07 Jul 2017
Basirhat clashes claim first casualty, fresh tension triggered
A 65-year-old man died in communal clashes at Basirhat, the first casualty in the incident.
05 Jul 2017
West Bengal Communal violence: Paramilitary deployed, Internet services suspended
In a bid to control communal violence in West Bengal's Basirgat region, CM Mamata Banerjee has ordered to suspend Internet services in the state.
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.
20 Apr 2017
Internet shutdown in Kashmir: To curb violence or dissent?
The volatile Kashmir has witnessed at least 29 instances of internet shutdown since 2012, with the longest (4-6 months) after Burhan Wani's killing.
18 Apr 2017
Kashmir: Security forces to employ plastic bullets for crowd control
In an attempt to reduce collateral damage during crowd control in mass violent protests, the government on Monday proposed for non-penetrative plastic bullets to be used as substitutes.