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Dec 23, 2019 14 tweets 16 min read Read on X
We have seen a growth in the number of #internetshutdowns in India since the protests against the newly introduced Citizenship amendment Act have intensified. Where Net has been restored in some cities, some cities still continue to have #internetshutdowns.
We have compiled a list of cities and districts that saw internet shutdown
-#internetshutdown imposed in #Aligarh & #Saharapur from 13th December'19 hasn't been lifted yet.
-#internetshutdown imposed in #Meerut from 15th December'19 hasn't been lifted yet.
-#internetshutdown shutdown imposed in #Azamghad and #Muzzafarnagar from 18th December & 19th December respectively hasn't been lifted yet.
-#internetshutdown imposed in #Bareilly,#Lucknow,#Kanpur, #Mau & #Ghaziabad in #uttarpradesh from 19th December hasn't been lifted yet.
-#Internetshutdown imposed in #Sambhal in #uttarpradesh from 19th December hasn't been lifted yet.
-#Internetshutdown imposed in #Moradabad, #Unnao, #Allahabad, #Agra, #Sultanpur, #Baghpat, #Bulandshahr, #Pilibhit in #Uttarpradesh from 20th Dec hasn't been lifted yet.
-No information is available about the #shutdown imposed in Dhalai, NorthTripura, SouthTripura, WestTripura in #Tripura from 12 October.
-#Internetshutdown imposed in #Lakhimpur, #Dhemaji, #Tinsukia, #Dibrugarh, #Sivasagar, #Jorhat, #Kamrup, #Kamrup (Metro) in #Assam on 11th December was lifted on 20th December.
-#Internetshutdown imposed in #EastGaro Hills, East Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills, Ri Bhoi, South Garo Hills, West Garo Hills, West Khasi Hills in #Meghalaya on 12 December was lifted on 20th December
-#Internetshutdown imposed in South24Parganas, Maldah, Uttar Dinajpur, Murshidabad in #WestBengal on 15th December was lifted on 18 December
-No further information is available about the #internet shutdown imposed in North 24 Parganas in #WestBengal on 15th December.
-#internetshutdown Internet shutdown imposed in #DakshinKannad and #Mangaluru in #Karnataka since 19th December has been lifted on 22nd December.
-#Internetshutdown imposed in #Jaipur on 22th December was lifted later that day.
-#internetshutdown imposed in NCT of #Delhi on 19th December was lifted later that day
Disclaimer - Our Reports of #internetshutdowns are based on reports from Media sources as well as reporting done on the Citizen tracker and our social media handles. We will be updating this thread as and when we receive more information about #internetshutdown.
Please report to us @NetShutdowns and @SFLCin about any information about #internetshutdown. We are constantly looking out for reports about #internetshutdowns in #India. Please help us by reporting #shutdowns as well as lifting of #shutdowns. #LetTheNetWork
There was a reported #internetshutdown in #Bangalore today as well, we still haven't reached any confirmation about the same.

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