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How Have Internet Shutdowns Impacted Your Life?

Between 2013 and 2015, access to the public internet has been blocked nine times across four Indian states, mostly in the interest of maintaining law and order. Despite there being a detailed procedure laid down by India's Information Technology Act to block public access to online content under specified circumstances, this is often discarded in favour of blanket shutdowns, which come with collateral damage in terms of non-access to essential services that depend on the internet for their functioning.
02/11/2015 8:19 AM IST