India sees Exponential Increase in Internet Shutdowns

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January 22, 2023

Since 2012, India has blocked access to the internet as many as 690 times in different parts of the country.

The obstruction of a region’s population from the internet isolates it from the rest of the world, which can be detrimental to the region’s economy and impact the social and mental state of the people. As so much of everyday life depends on access to online spaces, from education, work and finances, its obstruction drastically disrupts the well-being of citizens, mentally and economically. Some traders in the region have complained of billions of rupees in losses for not being able to access online markets.

VIA Fair Planet

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