Internet Shutdowns


15 September, 2023 10:00 - 19 September, 2023 23:59 (4 days 13 hours)

Local Impact

Mobile Internet services were suspended in Nuh in the Haryana district on 15 September 2023 for four days after local authorities imposed a curfew under Section 144 following communal violence and to stop the spread of misinformation and rumours following the arrest of Congress MLA Mamman Khan.

Internet shutdowns during protests or civil unrest impact the ability of citizens to get accurate information from government sources when they need it most. It also becomes harder for citizens to contact family members and friends in other parts of the country, or in other countries.

Cause Documentation
Original cause documentation issued by the government of Haryana

Original order from the government of Haryana to shutdown mobile Internet access in the region until 17 September 2023. Source:

Second cause documentation issued by the government of Haryana, extending the initial shutdown order

Follow-up orders from the government of Haryana to extend the shutdown until 19 September 2023. Source:

Data and Analysis

It’s difficult to measure the effect of local/regional Internet shutdowns as most measurements are done at a country level.


Shutdown Type
Affected Regions
Nuh, Haryana
Affected Services
Mobile Internet
In the News

Mobile internet services suspended in Haryana’s Nuh – Mint

Nuh Violence: Mobile internet services suspended till 19 September in district — Mint