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Internet Shutdown

Joint letters to Chief Ministers raising concerns over Internet shutdowns

March 29, 2017

Concerned by the recurring Internet shutdowns imposed by states across India, we, along with a group of citizens and organizations, sent letters to the Chief Ministers of all states that have witnessed shutdowns in the

At Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain

March 22, 2017

SFLC.in participated in the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) which was held between 6th and 10th of March, 2017 in the beautiful city of Valencia in Spain. IFF is a community organized unconference that brings together

[Press Release]: ‘Internetshutdowns.in’ launched by SFLC.in as a one stop destination for resources on Internet shutdowns in India

February 9, 2017

‘Internetshutdowns.in’ launched by SFLC.in as a one stop destination for resources on Internet shutdowns in India New Delhi, February 8: Delhi-based not-for-profit legal services organization SFLC.in today launched ‘internetshutdowns.in’, a new portal to provide policy

Internet Shutdown Trends in India

December 2, 2016

Over the past few years, the number of instances in which Internet access was blocked for entire regions by the Indian Government has been steadily climbing. These “Internet shutdowns” are usually instituted as responses to

United Nations passes a resolution condemning Internet Shutdowns

July 5, 2016

The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution on 1st July, 2016, condemning network disruptions and measures resorted by states to curb online access and/or dissemination of information. Moreover, this resolution affirmed that rights

Internet Shutdown Tracker – India

April 18, 2016

Over the course of last few years, countries all over the world have resorted to blocking access to the entire Internet as a measure to curb violence, public mobilizations, or even to prevent cheating in

Legality of Internet shutdowns under Section 144 CrPC

February 10, 2016
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India has seen numerous Internet shutdowns for various reasons in this year, all under the same provision of law – Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC). This section resides as the