• Feb 13, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

The Indian government is reportedly cracking down on VPN usage in Jammu & Kashmir

Safwat Zargar described the situation on the ground in Jammu & Kashmir in an article on Scroll.in, highlighting that the government is taking drastic new steps to limit internet access. Specifically, they are targeting VPN users. The Army stops citizens and checks their phones for VPN applications while the internet service providers (ISPs) in the … Continue reading “The Indian government is reportedly cracking down on VPN usage in Jammu & Kashmir”

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Indian government is shutting down internet access in major cities in an attempt to disrupt democracy

Millions of Indian citizens are currently without internet access as the Indian government has taken the controversial move of shutting down internet access in major cities around the country. NDTV reports that the Special Branch of the Delhi Police, under the direction of the Indian Government’s Ministry of Home Affairs, sent a letter to internet … Continue reading “Indian government is shutting down internet access in major cities in an attempt to disrupt democracy”

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  • May 12, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News,

United Nations: “India must restore internet and social media networks in Jammu and Kashmir”

A new release by The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights calls on India to restore internet access and social media networks in the Jammu and Kashmir region, which has continually suffered from intentional internet blackouts by the Indian government. The United Nations Human Rights Council voted in 2016 to … Continue reading “United Nations: “India must restore internet and social media networks in Jammu and Kashmir””

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  • Apr 17, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

India keeps shutting down the Internet for 12 million plus in Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir region of India at the tumultuous border between India and Pakistan formally lost internet access on April 17th, 2017 (again). The most recent spat of internet bans started over a week ago and were officially slated to end after local elections on April 12th – something that only happened intermittently until the announcement of … Continue reading “India keeps shutting down the Internet for 12 million plus in Jammu and Kashmir”

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It’s been over a month since the Indian government shut down Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir

Starting on July 8th, the Indian government ordered ISPs and telecommunication companies to shut down Internet and mobile phone access in Jammu and Kashmir in response to the protests. The funeral of recently slain local rebel leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani prompted hundreds of thousands of Kashmir residents to gather, only to be dispersed violently. The … Continue reading “It’s been over a month since the Indian government shut down Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir”

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