Statement and a Call to Action to the Standing Committee on IT on the One Year Anniversary of Internet Restrictions in Jammu & Kashmir

Today marks the one year anniversary of the communication shutdown which was imposed in Jammu & Kashmir on 05 August 2019. We immediately sensed the scale of the deprivation and issued a statement on 06 August 2019 committing to take all steps necessary to protect fundamental rights. What began then as a complete blackout of all communication services including phone calls, SMS and landline services has now morphed into an internet slowdown, with people in Jammu & Kashmir being denied access to 4G mobile internet services during a public health crisis.

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