The ‘Special Status’ of Kashmir’s Internet Must Go

Internet, Privacy

Jammu and Kashmir is currently in the process of witnessing one of the most comprehensive ‘information blackouts’ in India’s modern history.

Of the essential supplies that the Valley has been cut out from, one of the most crucial is the blockage of almost all lines of communication to and from Kashmir, including telephony and one-way broadcasts like cable TV.

This is the 51st internet shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir since January 2019, and according to one estimate, the 179th since 2012, accounting for more than half the shutdowns ordered across the country.

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