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Needed: Seamless internet

In times of need, access to internet should be widened to scotch rumours and fake news and not the other way round

Nivedita Mookerji 

Nivedita Mookerji

As another year comes to a close, wish lists are being drawn up in plenty all over the place for 2020. If there could be any pecking order for wish lists, my top choice would be a ban on internet shutdown, whether it’s Delhi or Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh or Kerala.

Even though the government motivation to stop internet is mostly driven by its desire to check violence or maybe public unrest by restricting social media, the outcome of an internet shutdown is catastrophic to put it mildly. As we saw in some parts of the country recently, including in NCR that houses a fairly large ...

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First Published: Wed, December 25 2019. 20:25 IST
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