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Internet Still Down In Lakhimpur Kheri: India Leads World In Net Shutdowns

The Internet Freedom Foundation is a”digital sovereignty institution” that has taken a compatible stand in opposition to Internet shutdowns. It created the hashtags #KeepItOn and #KeepUsOnline to create an Incentive for this issue.

It propped up the farmers’ disapproval ever since their initiation in 2020 and issued a joint declaration which said: We, the petitioner organization and individual, strongly castigate the internet shutdowns urged by central and state government authorities to vanquish the farmer’s protest at the borders of the National capital Territory of Delhi. “


Mentioning occasion of savagery and jeopardy posed by farmers protesting on the ground at the Singhu border, Gazipur border, and other places, it said: “It is against this scenery that we elevate alarm about the use of Internet shutdowns by government authorities to
Subdue the free flow of statistics allied to tranquil assembly and the fundamental right to protest. “


One of the instant reactions of the administration was to punctually shut down the internet basically for public safety. However, it can also be proclaimed that it is fascinating in warranting that only ‘managed’ description of its favoured media emerge from protest hotspots rather than another point of view that may not be lined up in the owner’s party’s engrossment. India is the second in the whole world regarding the terms of mobile subscribers but the ‘leader; in eye-catching internet shutdowns.

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The internet and social media are the handiest and important tools in the hands of the offender. It somewhere gives the offender the liberty to directly put up their views or opinions and interpretation of the truth on the ground.


It is important that even while the protests against such an order and its execution, which unfortunately resulted in a life loss of farmer from head injuries, internet services were shut off in Karnal and nearby areas.
Internet shutdowns related to the farmer’s protests:
°26th January 2021
°27th-30th January 2021
°29th-31st January 2021
°7th September 2021


The law that lets the allotment of interest to be stopped Is Temporary suspension of Telecom Services(Public Emergency or Public Safety)

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