At 83 internet shutdowns in 2020, India holds dubious world record
…. Last week, internet services were snapped by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in large areas where the farm protests were on, such as Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi and their adjoining areas within the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.
A large number of mobile subscribers were unable to access the internet, with some reports putting it at almost 50 million. While it is unlikely that WiFi connections were impacted, the number of WiFi users is abysmally low, as it is primarily used in public spaces and offices.
According to Internet Shutdowns, a tracker by SFLC.in, India saw 83 shutdowns in 2020, and in just a little over a month in 2021, there have been seven shutdowns so far…. India ranked 1 in the world in terms of internet shutdowns….