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India immediately shut down Internet

In a democracy like India, internet shutdowns have become a norm. The authorities suspend mobile internet and broadband services whenever there have been violence, widespread protests because of social media posts or otherwise. According to Brookings Institution report, India lost over Rs. 6, 548 cores in business due to internet shutdowns in the past 3 years.

Similarly, The Software Freedom Law Centre’s has an internet shutdown tracker which lets everyone check data on internet services being suspended.

Below is the list of internet shutdowns that have taken place at India in 2017 so far.
Jammu and Kashmir
The valley has led the list in facing the most number of internet shutdowns in India. In 2017 so far, there have been 10 cases of internet suspensions due to various incidents. Recently, due to the killing of Amarnath Yatris in Kashmir, internet services were terminated as a precaution. Earlier, internet services were suspended for around 17 days after the killing of killing of Burhan …