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Internet Shutdown Tracker – India (2013-2016)

Apr 18,2016 | 07:04 am

The number of internet blackouts in India is on a rise over the last few years. Most of these orders for internet shut down are given under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which authorizes state governments to take action to curb unlawful assemblies or to prevent apprehended danger. A Special Leave Petition (SLP) challenging the use of this provision for restricting access to internet was filed earlier this year in the Supreme Court. However, the Apex Court dismissed the petition and upheld the power of state government under Section 144 to suspend internet services by stating that the use of such mechanisms becomes necessary for law & order situations.

In lieu of the ongoing increase in such instances, we have documented the internet blackouts in India along with the reasons for which such action was taken. Keep a watch on this page as we update it with instances of internet shut downs in the country.

 

Data:

Representation sent to Arunchal Pradesh

A newspaper article dated 30.10.2020 published in Telegraph India titled ‘Arunachal Internet Bar to curb Cheating’ stated that Arunachal Pradesh government will be ...

SFLC.in writes to the Criminal Reforms Committee

SFLC.in sent its recommendations to the Criminal Reforms Committee on 16th September 2020. Our recommendations covered criminal sanctions against free speech ...

Representation sent to Government of Rajasthan to publish orders regarding suspension of Internet services.

SFLC.in wrote to the Home Secretary, Government of Rajasthan as well the District Collectors of Udaipur, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh and Banswara ...

Letter to National Law School of India University in light of the difficulties to be faced by potential candidates appearing for National Law Aptitude Test(“NLAT”)

SFLC.in wrote a Letter to  National Law School of India University in relation to it's decision to conduct its own admissions ...

Government of Rajasthan clarifies to SFLC.IN that Aadhar is not mandatory for COVID-19 testing

Government of Rajasthan clarifies to SFLC.IN that Aadhaar is not mandatory for COVID-19 testing Recently, it was brought to our notice that the Rajasthan ...

Letter to the Standing Committee on Information Technology on Content Moderation by Social Media Platforms

SFLC.in has written to the Standing Committee on Information Technology chaired by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on the Content Moderation policies ...

Letter to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation against mandating Aadhaar for COVID-19 testing

Letter to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation against mandating Aadhaar for COVID-19 testing Recently, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation made Aadhaar mandatory for COVID-19 ...

Rethink Aadhaar for ILGMS: Civil Society Groups write to the Kerala Government

Rethink Aadhaar for ILGMS: Civil Society Groups write to the Kerala Government Digital rights organisations Rethink Aadhaar, Article 21 Trust, ...

SFLC.in sent a representation to the IT standing committee

SFLC.in had written to all the members of the IT committee chaired by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on 8th June 2020 highlighting ...

Event – Reconciling State’s interests with a digital life

SFLC.in in collaboration with Live Law is hosting a panel to commemorate an entire year of communication block in The ...