SFLC.in impleads in Kerala HC Against Denial of Internet Access to Female Residents

Aug 02, 2019

An undergratuate student at Sree Narayana College, Chelanur, Kozhikode, Kerala has filed a petition in Kerala High Court against discriminatory hostel rules for female residents and arbitrary restrictions on accessing internet and electronic devices. According to the petition, the hostel rules deny residents of girls’ hostel from using mobile phones between 6 pm to 10 pm.

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Read me not: List of banned books in India

Dec 18, 2018

Over the years India has seen various books being banned for several reasons, ranging from defamation to offending religious sentiments of a community.

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Home Department, State of Rajasthan: No more Internet Shutdowns for prevention of cheating in examinations.

Nov 29, 2018

There has been a staggering increase in the number of Internet Shutdowns in India.

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RTI Applications to MP & UP about number of Internet Shutdowns: Dismissed & Returned

Sep 12, 2018

Governments across the world often impose Internet Shutdowns as a means to order blanket ban on Internet services in an area for a duration.

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Panel Discussion at APrIGF 18: Internet Restrictions in Asia Pacific Region and How to Mitigate.

Aug 27, 2018

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF), 2018 was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from 13th to 16th August.

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Parliament ’s last opportunity to Modify/Annul Telecom Suspension Rules 2017?

Aug 09, 2018

Prior to the notification of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services, Internet shutdowns were ordered under two statutes i.e Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (CrPC) and Indian Telegraph Act 1885.

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RTI reply from Rajasthan Home Department reveals 26 unreported Internet Shutdowns

Jul 14, 2018

We at SFLC.in have been tracking incidents of Internet shutdowns across India in an attempt to draw attention towards the number and frequency of shutdowns, which are imposed for reasons ranging from curbing unrest to preventing cheating during examinations. This data is made publicly available in the form of an interactive Internet Shutdown Tracker hosted on our dedicated website www.internetshutdowns.in, which also features additional resources on the topic.

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Summary Report – Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns in a Digital India [April 24, 2017; New Delhi]

Apr 26, 2017

On 24th April, 2017, SFLC.in in association with Digital Empowerment Foundation, Internet Democracy Project, IT for Change, Centre for Internet and Society, and Foundation for Media Professionals organized a public discussion titled “Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns in a Digital India” at Hauz Khas Social, New Delhi.

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TRAI Open House Discussion: Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi Networks

Jan 14, 2017

On January 9, 2017, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India held an Open House Discussion (OHD) on its September 2016 consultation paper titled “Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi Networks”.

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