Indians are in for a hot soup as the Federal Government joined other nations to ban their citizens from accessing social media website from their laptops, mobile phones, ipods or any other gadget for a limits.
Although, unlike other countries that is still on the ban issue such as North Korea, India are limiting theirs for a month. How do you live when all the part of internet isn’t free to you?
The India government has issued out an order on Wednesday to shut down 22 online services in the north Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, where mobile internet has already been blocked since April 17 for its population of 12.5 million.
But unfortunately, this is not thee first time of doing this and looking at how things are, it may also never be the last. Thinking out loud.
Did you know that internet access has been blocked in the region more than 30 times since 2012, with a view to quell unrest among citizens there. And it is not good.
The websites includes; WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and Reddit and others, the reasons behind it, is that “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements” in the state to disturb “peace and tranquility.”
According to the non-profit Software Freedom Law Centre, there have been 73 internet blackouts in the country since 2012. In 2016, it had more of those than any other country on the planet.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam, said engineers were still working on shutting down the 22 sites, including Facebook and Twitter, but so far had been unable to do so without freezing the internet across the Himalayan region.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give technical details of the effort to the media.
And not only that, 3G and 4G cellphone service has been suspended for more than a week, but slower 2G service is still available.