J&K reports 27 internet shutdowns since 2012

The data available from the website revealed that the number of shutdowns increased more than two fold from 14 in 2015 to 30 in 2016.

“In democracies, essential social facilities should not be turned off by the state, which acts in the peoples’ interests. Internet should not be intentionally broken by government, pursuing one form of ‘law and order’ at the expense of all other social functioning,” said Mishi Choudhary, President and Legal Director at SFLC.

He added that internet shutdowns grievously hurt the economy.

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