• 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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