Going offline: Anti-CAA protests led to large scale internet shutdowns

A police officer breaks the windshield of a tempo in Seelampur. Photo: Reuters
As several parts of India see protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a fallout has been the shutdown of internet services in several parts of the country. This is perhaps the first time internet services are being impacted at such a large scale.  A report last year estimated that 16,315 hours of internet shutdown in India cost the economy about $3.04 billion in the same period. Here is a look at the internet shutdown data in India, compiled by non-profit legal services organisation Software Freedom Law Centre.


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