We missed this earlier. Both SMS and internet/data services were suspended in Nagaland from the 30th of January, which were restored only earlier this week on the 20th of February after being blocked for 20 days, reports Nagaland Page. The block was initiated to prevent the spread of violence in the state. Typically bans such as this are enforced under Section 144 of the CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code) which allows local law administration to ban unlawful assembly and justify short bans on Internet services. The internet ban in the Kashmir Valley probably lasted the longest - for about 6 months from July to January, although mobile internet services on postpaid were restored a little earlier in November 2016. Note that mobile and internet services in Nagaland were blocked in 2015 as well, to stop the circulation of videos and images…
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