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Kill switch becoming routine in India?

Last week I was told that the authorities/companies in Gujarat had succeeded in shutting down Internet without shutting down voice service. This was thought to be some kind of technical achievement. Now it’s on the other end of India.

With the death of 1 more person, the death toll in Churachandpur district during the current violence has increased to 8. Curfew is still on with heavily armed state and central forces personnel patrolling the streets.

The cabinet reviewed the law and order situation on Tuesday night. A meeting of the unified command was held in the office of Chief Minister, O.Ibobi Singh.

Meanwhile legalized border trade is still paralyzed as the kuki students have imposed an indefinite blockade.

Internet was blocked in many parts of Manipur from Tuesday 9:00 pm, to check rampant misuse of social media, to cause communal flare up on burning issues.

Blocking to be continued indefinitely.

Report.

1 Comment to Kill switch becoming routine in India?

  1. Abu Saeed Khan's Gravatar Abu Saeed Khan
    September 2, 2015 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    “Since last night in Manipur, all mobile services – both SMS and internet – have been suspended, after violent protest errupted resulting 8 people dead and several injured. Landline broadband service is however active at Imphal area, as reported by some users on social media.”

    See more at: http://www.assamtimes.org/node/14786#sthash.6oDFeAYn.dpuf

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