Dec 31: As 2020 starts, a mindboggling stat from Kashmir additionally spills over to
the New 12 months explaining how tumultuous 2019 has been for the valley.
the primary day of the New 12 months and the brand new decade, may be the 150th instantly
day of the web blockade in Kashmir.
the longest web blockade ever imposed by way of a democratic nation in fashionable
it was once precipitated by way of one thing much more jolting for Kashmir.
August 5, the federal government of India abrogated Article 370 unilaterally withdrew
the Jammu and Kashmir’s particular constitutional place beneath Article 370 and
35-A adopted by way of an unparalleled lockdown on all of the state blocking off all
manner of communique and peoples’ motion.
because the channels of communications were restored to an excellent level and
curbs were lifted, web, which has assumed the principle significance in
peoples’ lives following digitalization of each and every box of lifestyles, is but to be
Jit Singh Chima, Asia-Pacific coverage director of Get right of entry to Now, a famous portal
that follows virtual blockades, stated it was once “unparalleled” for a
democracy to dam get entry to to the Web for such a longer time and for
the sort of huge inhabitants.
Myanmar and China have restricted web get entry to for longer classes all the way through
safety crackdowns, consistent with Get right of entry to Now’s researchers.
Jit Singh Chima, Asia-Pacific coverage director of Get right of entry to Now stated it was once
“unparalleled” for a democracy to dam get entry to to the Web for
such a longer time and for the sort of huge inhabitants.
web has been off for goodbye that folks the use of WhatsApp within the area have
had their accounts robotically deleted as a result of their inactiveness over the
final a number of months.
govt has defended the transfer as important to disrupt what it calls
Pakistani-led militant teams from organizing assaults on safety forces.
In the meantime,
the editors’ our bodies and journalist associations Tuesday unanimously demanded
recovery of web services and products to media fraternity within the Valley with none
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