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India saw 11 internet shutdowns in June, 59 so far in 2019

In June 2019, there were 11 instances of internet shutdowns reported in India, according to SFLC’s internet shutdown tracker. Of these 11 instances, 7 were ordered in Jammu & Kashmir, while West Bengal saw internet shutdowns on two different occasions. Internet services in Uttar Pradesh and Odisha were snapped one time each. So far in 2019, India has witnessed 59 reported instances of internet shutdowns. Here is a state-wise breakdown of shutdowns in this month: Jammu & Kashmir June 30: Mobile internet services were suspended in Budgam after a terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces. June 23: The government snapped internet services in Kashmir’s Shopian after a gunfight broke out between militants and counter- insurgent forces in Darmdora village in Panzer Keegam area. June 19: Authorities suspended internet service in Anantnag as a precautionary measure on the 25th death anniversary of UeL founder Mirwaiz Qazi Nissar Ahmad. June 14: After the army killed two Lashkar militants in an encounter in Pulwama district, all internet services were snapped in the area. June 12: Following clashes between local youth and security forces in Kashmir’s Anantnag, internet was shutdown in the town. June 8: Mobile Internet was suspended in parts of Anantnag after security forces killed a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant in an operation in a forest area of Anantnag. June 3: Authorities suspended internet services in Shopian district's Molu-Chitragam area following an encounter between the army and militants in Shopian district. West Bengal June 20: Internet services were snapped in parts…

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