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India saw 6 internet shutdowns in July, 65 so far in 2019

India has had 65 reported internet shutdowns in 2019 so far, and 337 reported internet shutdowns since January 2012. In July 2019, there were 6 instances of internet shutdowns reported in India, according to SFLC’s internet shutdown tracker. Of these 6 instances, 3 were ordered in Jammu & Kashmir, 2 in Rajasthan and 1 in Uttar Pradesh. Its worth noting that the actual number of internet shutdowns is in all likelihood much higher, since shutdowns are ordered by district officials, and news of internet suspensions doesn't always become public knowledge, as seen in the case of Rajasthan. Here is a state-wise breakdown of shutdowns in this month: Jammu & Kashmir July 5: Mobile Internet was suspended in J&K’s Shopian district after gunfight broke out between militants and the security forces in the Narwani area. July 7:  Internet services were shutdown in south Kashmir as a precautionary measure on the third   death anniversary of militant Burhan Wani. The shutdown was carried on to the next day as well. July 17: Authorities suspended mobile internet services in parts of Sopore after a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was killed in an operation by the security forces. Rajasthan July 2: Internet services were suspended as a precautionary measure in 13 police station jurisdictions of Jaipur after a seven-year-old girl was raped in the city on July 1. July 16: The Udaipur district administration suspended mobile internet services in several towns for 24 hours after over 30 people including policemen were injured in clashes over a youth’s…

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