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Rajasthan orders its 26th internet shutdown in 2018; seconds J&K

Internet services were suspended in Rajasthan on August 5 on account of exams, just three weeks after a two-day internet shutdown in July to prevent cheating in police constable recruitment examinations. The police said the shutdown was ordered in response to the “organized cheating” witnessed in the in the Rajasthan State and Subordinate Services Combined Competitive Examinations (preliminary) in March 2018. The exam was subsequently scrapped. In the state capital of Jaipur, internet was suspended for four hours. According to the Software Freedom Law Centre, Rajasthan has had 26 known internet shutdowns this year, second only to Jammu & Kashmir where internet has been suspended 35 times this year. Since 2012, Rajasthan has had 52 reported internet shutdowns in total. On July 14 and July 15, internet services were suspended in the entire state of Rajasthan to prevent cheating in constable…

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