Internet Shutdowns


11 September - 14 September, 2023 (4 days)

Local Impact

Internet services were suspended in Pusesawali village in Maharashtra’s Satara district for four days after local authorities imposed a curfew under Section 144 following communal violence in the village on 9 September 2023.

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.




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
Pusesawali village in Maharashtra's Satara district
In the News

Maharashtra: 1 dead in Satara village violence over online post; Net curbs in district – Times of India