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Gunshots are heard in videos of Zahedan protests, where protesters apparently tried to storm a police station. Local sources say several worshippers have been killed or wounded on Friday noon.

#BREAKING Videos obtained by @IranIntl show the Islamic Republic has violently cracked down on the protests of Zahedan citizens who demanded accountability for a a local police commander accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.

@IranIntl Choppers are flying over the protesters in Zahedan and gunshots are heard in videos sent to @IranIntl on Friday, Sep. 30.

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Big win for digital rights!
Supreme Court issued a notice to @GoI_MeitY today on account of a PIL filed by @SFLCin challenging the imposition of #InternetShutdowns to prevent cheating in exams in several Indian states.

#LetTheNetWork #DigitalRights
@SFLCin had filed a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution against the States of #ArunachalPradesh, #Rajasthan, #Gujarat and #WestBengal, challenging the arbitrary imposition of #InternetShutdowns during examinations.
The state of #Assam was impleaded as well.
The Union has been directed to file its reply within 3 weeks. The next hearing will take place after 4 weeks. @GoI_MeitY

#SupremeCourt #InternetShutdowns
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@SFLCin's writ petition challenging arbitrary internet shutdowns during examinations is being taken up in the Supreme Court of India.
#InternetShutdowns #keepiton #SupremeCourtOfIndia
The Writ Petition is being argued by Ms. @vrindagrover who is assisted by the, Adv., Prasanna S (AoR), Shoutik Banerjee, Swati Arya & Yuvraj Singh Rathore.
Lawyers from @SFLCin: @MishiChoudhary (Founder,, @PrasanthTweets (Legal Director), @RadhikaJhalani (Volunteer Legal Counsel) , Mythili Srinivasamurthy (Volunteer Legal Counsel), Arjun Adrian D’Souza (Volunteer Legal Counsel).
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Government-run internet outages are picking up pace around the world. In 2021, there were 182 shutdowns in 34 countries. #India, largely Jammu and Kashmir, plunged into digital darkness more times than any other country last year.

The increasing use of the kill switch underlines a deepening global trend towards digital authoritarianism, as governments use access to the internet as a weapon against their own people. #InternetShutdowns have also become a modern canary in the coal mine.

India leads total shutdowns globally. In 2021, the world’s largest democracy shut off its internet 106 times – more than the rest of the world combined. Hardest-hit was the region of Jammu and Kashmir, which was subject to 85 shutdowns.

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@SFLCin had filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court of India in April 2022 challenging various Indian State governments imposing arbitrary internet shutdowns during examinations.
#InternetShutdowns #KeepItOn #SupremeCourt #DigitalDarkness
The petition filed under #Article32 of the Indian Constitution challenges the states of #ArunachalPradesh, #Rajasthan, #Gujarat and #WestBengal.
We have impleaded the State of #Assam as a party through an Intervention Application filed recently.
#InternetShutdowns #LetTheNetWork
According to @Top10VPN‘s ‘The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns 2021’ report, India faced a loss of $582.8 Million to its economy due to internet shutdowns imposed by the government.…

#InternetShutdowns #Economy #India
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@SFLCin had filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court of India in April of this year challenging various Indian State governments imposing arbitrary internet shutdowns during examinations.
#InternetShutdowns #keepiton #BREAKING Image
The petition filed under #Article32 of the Indian Constitution challenges the states of #ArunachalPradesh, #Rajasthan, #Gujarat and #WestBengal. We have impleaded State of #Assam as a party through an Intervention Application filed this week.
The petition is yet to come up.
We will be sharing more details regarding the petition once it is listed.
We are committed to defend your digital freedoms and to #LetTheNetWork.
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This year, authorities have subjected thousands of people across MENA to internet shutdowns during national exams. #KeepItOn

Sudan, Algeria, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq all followed the same script played out repeatedly in recent years — here's what happened:…
🇸🇩In Sudan, authorities have grown accustomed to using this tool of oppression, and telcos complied with the officials’ orders to disconnect people.

The internet was shut down on each exam day from 8:00 am — 11:00 am local time.

🇩🇿In Algeria, despite promises to put an end to this practice, authorities blocked specific websites and applications, making 2022 the seventh year in a row they have interfered with the internet during exams.…
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#KeepItOn: @CMOfficeAssam announced internet suspensions in Assam to prevent cheating in exams.

🧵on our representation to the Hon’ble CM asking:
👉to refrain from suspending internet, and
👉consider less intrusive means to conduct the exams

The Issue:
The Government of Assam intends to suspend mobile internet services for 4 hours each on Aug 21 and Aug 28 to ensure ‘smooth conduct of government exams’. As of now, a copy of the suspension order (if there is one) has not been published. (2/5)…
In our representation, we highlighted the issues with this shutdown as:
1⃣Internet can only be suspended for a public emergency or public safety threat
2⃣West Bengal HC has already held that internet can't be suspended to prevent cheating in exams
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Frequent high-speed internet shutdowns, cuts in telephone communication, curfews and the safety of employees are some of the things affecting small businesses in Kashmir.

#Kashmir #LetTheNetWork…
SMEs that focus on e-commerce and rely on online platforms for marketing and advertising face crippling difficulties because of the frequent internet cuts, especially when high-speed internet connections are suspended.

#InternetShutdown #KeepItOn
This leads to a huge decline in sales. Many have even had to change their business model to survive. This has been a problem for the people of Kashmir since 2012 when the first recorded #InternetShutdown happened.
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On 25 May 2022, an internet shutdown that lasted for about 7 days was imposed in #Konaseema district of #AndhraPradesh. @SFLCin filed an application under the RTI Act, 2005 on 26 May 2022, to seek information related to the shutdown. (1/7)
Acc to the order provided by the government of Andhra Pradesh in their reply, suspension of the internet was issued to prevent disruption of public order. The reply also clearly reflects that there was no end date for the internet shutdown. (2/7)
#InternetShutdowns #KeepItOn
The reply states that the order was not duly published as per the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in Anuradha Bhasin Vs Union of India. However, no reasons were provided for this non-compliance. (3/7)

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On August 4, 2019, the government suspended landline, mobile and internet services in Kashmir. The internet shutdown lasted 552 days, until February 6, 2021, making it among the longest communications blackouts ever imposed in a democracy.
During most of the shutdown, the internet could only be used in a government-run centre, and internet access was only permitted for some government-approved websites, excluding many social media sites.

#Kashmir #InternetShutdowns #KeepItOn
Access to 4G was only restored after 552 days of partial or no internet access, greatly hindering journalists’ ability to access and share information for months.
The communication shutdown resulted in severe restrictions on press freedom.

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Hi @AishaYesufu, thanks for this initiative.

Here are 10 key priorities for the #CitizensAgendaDocument in a proposed order of importance.

These are all goals that have been achieved in one country or the other, so #ItsPOssible

I'll also add some simple measures of success 🧵
1. Strengthen the security infrastructure with a focus on protecting citizens, not just "catching thieves"

Nigerians should be able to do land travel from one geopolitical zone to the other without fear of attack (by bandits) or harassment (by police).

#CitizensAgendaDocument #SecureNorth#EndSARS
2. Fix electricity.

Nigerians should be guaranteed 24-hour electricity, not XYZ megawatt generation.

#CitizensAgendaDocument #LightUpNigeria #ImagineNigeria
"We're not gonna promise 20 or 30 megawatts. We will pu
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According to @top10vpn, there have already been more major internet shutdowns in 2022 so far compared to all of 2021 — and the economic fallout has been nearly twice as severe.

#KeepItOn #InternetShutdowns…
Fifty-four internet shutdowns across 16 countries cost $10.16 billion in 2022 to date, while the company tracked 50 major shutdowns costing $5.45 billion the previous year, according to the report.

Info on internet shutdowns is sourced from Netblocks, @gatech_ioda, and @SFLCin's Internet Shutdown tracker — and includes “deliberate national internet shutdowns along with regional disruptions that are on a sufficient scale to be economically significant.”

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India has witnessed 4 #internetShutdowns in the past 24 hrs in #westBengal, #Rajasthan, #Jharkhand, #JammuKashmir.
#keepiton #internetshutdow
We have requested the State authorities to not shut down the Internet as a primary measure and also to restore #internet on an urgent basis.
Since 2012 #India has imposed a total of 652 #internetShutdowns which is more than any other nation.
#keepiton #LetTheNetWork
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Internet Services have been suspended in #Patiala district in #Punjab following clashes.
#InternetShutdowns results in huge economic losses, especially for small businesses that depend on digital payment services.
#LetTheNetWork #keepiton…
India remains the #internetShutdowns capital of the world and the biggest offender for the fourth consecutive year.
#keepiton #internet #shutowns #DigitalIndia #HumanRights #PunjabClash
Since 2012 #India has imposed a total of 633 #internetShutdowns which is more than any other nation.
#keepiton #LetTheNetWork
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Mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA), all SMS services, dongle services, etc, provided on mobile networks (except voice calls) in the Patiala district of Punjab will be suspended from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, according to an order issued by the state. (1/5)
The order comes a day after communal clashes in Patiala and the reasons stated are - to avoid the spread of misinformation through social media, to thwart ‘anti-national’ & ‘anti-social’ activities, and to maintain peace & prevent the loss of life or damage to property (2/5)
Suspension of mobile internet services results in huge economic losses, especially for small businesses that depend on digital payment services. Food delivery partners and cab drivers face severe hurdles in doing their jobs as mobile internet is essential for their work. (3/5)
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An RTI filed by,the reply for which came after 5 months reveals that #InternetShutdowns were imposed in Jammu & Kashmir for a period of 2 months.…
#LetTheNetWork #keepiton #internetshutdown #JammuKashmir #BreakingNews
SFLCin had received information that the mobile Internet was being frequently suspended in various regions of Kashmir for nearly 10 hours every day.
The areas facing such suspensions are #Anchar, #Eidgah, #Qamarwari, #Soura, #MRGung, #Nowhatta, #SafaKadal, #Bagyass of #Srinagar district; #Wanpoh of #Kulgam district, #Qaimoh and the #Litter area in the #Pulwama district of #Kashmir.
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Seven years ago, the central government’s Digital India initiative acknowledged that expanded internet access was the key to attain digital inclusion. But India’s tryst with internet shutdowns tells a different story...…
Since 2012, India has witnessed 558 shutdowns with an estimated loss of 582.8 million to the Indian economy in 2021 alone.
#internetshutdowns #keepiton #internetdown
In the absence of any formally announced orders for Internet shutdowns to the public before or after a network disruption, documenting these restrictions is important.
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”listeners & viewers are getting around Russia’s media barricades through the use of virtual private networks & ‘mirror sites’ that duplicate content but use a different URL.”
“Russians during the Cold War would try to tune in @RFERL by fiddling with the radio dial”
It should be the official foreign policy of the USA to uphold human rights by providing access to info to every person on Earth through satellites, VPNs, & mesh networks.
Congress should vastly increase funding for @OpenTechFund.
@POTUS should oppose Internet shutdowns.
Less than 2 years ago, the Trump administration attempted to shift @OpenTechFund’s funding away from open source projects.
Our coalition called on Congress to @SaveOTF & maintain US support for Internet freedom tools that Russians & others are using now:…
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Over the past few months, @SFLCin has received information that the mobile Internet is frequently suspended in various regions of Kashmir for nearly 10 hours every day. Here's a brief thread on the situation.

#KeepItOn #LetTheNetWork #InternetShutdowns
@SFLCin found that the areas facing such suspensions are Anchar, Eidgah, Qamarwari, Soura, MR Gung, Nowhatta, Safa Kadal, Bagyass of Srinagar district; Wanpoh of Kulgam district, Qaimoh and the Litter area in the Pulwama district of Kashmir.

#InternetShutdowns #KeepItOn
This trend has been going on since August 2021. Apart from a couple of news articles, there hasn’t been any official order published regarding this. @SFLCin filed an application under the RTI Act to obtain orders of shutdown in November 2021 but haven't received a reply so far.
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⚡В Донецке перестала работать мобильная связь
Вот такое сообщение появляется при попытке отправить SMS через оператора Феникс

При звонке диктуется: «Данная услуга недоступна или заблокирована» Image
В Киеве перебои в работе мобильной связи и интернета…
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An #RTI response from the Rajasthan government reveals that a total of 6 shutdowns were imposed during August 2018 in the districts of #Ajmer, #Bhilwara, #Naguar and #Tonk to prevent cheating in exams.…
#keepiton #internetshutdown
The RTI response states that the law under which the suspension was ordered is Order Number F 35(1) Home-9/ 2006 Pt. Dated 02-09-2017 issued by Home (Gr.9) Department of Rajasthan Government.
The order states that in exercise of the powers conferred by Rule 2(1) of the Temporary Suspension Of Telecom Services Rules, 2017, the DCs of the State of Rajasthan are hereby empowered to exercise the powers conferred by the Rules in case of public emergency or public safety.
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Due to recent #internetshutdowns in Rajasthan, IFF filed RTI applications to find out what was going on behind the scenes❗️

Now, we have news. The 30 shutdown orders in 2021 (Jan-Sept; 645 hrs) follow an identical copy, cut, paste format! #KeepItOn 🧵 1/6…
All the internet shutdown orders issued by the Jaipur Divisional Commissioner were identical:

a. Bureaucrat recommends an internet shutdown citing ‘law and order’ concerns.
b. DC expresses satisfaction with the recommendation without reason.
c. DC suspends internet services. 2/6
Protest = Internet Shutdown

Out of 30 shutdown orders, 25 were issued during protests by the Gujjar community demanding reservations in ongoing recruitments & backlog vacancies, as well for the inclusion of a State reservation law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution. 3/6
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