India: 53 interrupts Internet at J & K in 2019 '| India News

NEW DELHI: Internet services are still hanging for the second consecutive day in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday. According to Software Freedom Law Center, a civil society organization that monitors such cases, J & K has witnessed 53 stops of this type in 2019 only.
According to the SFLC's project, Internet Shutdowns, J & K has witnessed 176's Internet service blocking incidents since 2012, the country's highest. In total, Internet services were suspended 345 times throughout India during the same period, with Kashmir accounting for more than 50% closures, followed by Rajasthan (61 times or 17,7%).
The longest service interruption was observed in Kashmir in 2016 after the 8 July 2016 meeting in which the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Burhan Wani, was killed. Mobile Internet services were suspended for 133 days, while unrest around the meeting shook the conflict-torn valley. While mobile Internet services on postpaid numbers have been reinstated the November 19 2016 for prepaid users, services resumed in January 2017, according to the SFLC.
Closed in July:
July 27: Mobile Internet suspended at Shopian as a precaution before a search operation and a shootout that killed two terrorists.
19 July: Anantnag suspends Internet services after security forces launch a search operation to track terrorists who shot and killed PDP leader Sajjad Mufti's personal security officer.
17 July: Suspension of mobile Internet services in the Sopore of Baramullah for two days after the murder of a terrorist Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let).
7 july: Suspension of Internet services in southern Kashmir as a precaution on the occasion of the third anniversary of Burhan Wani's death.
5 July: Mobile Internet suspended at Shopian after the shooting between terrorists and armed forces in the Narwani region.

This article appeared first (in English) on THE TIMES OF INDIA