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SFLC.in's Letter to Reconsider Internet Shutdown in Manipur
SFLC.in has sent a letter to the Manipur Government to reconsider its decision to impose an internet shutdown for 5 days in the entire state. It is stated in the order that the shutdown of internet is being imposed after it was reported that a van was set ablaze by a group of 3/4 youths suspected to be of a certain community which has created “tense communal situation and volatile law and order situation in the State”.
It is to be noted that this suspension of Internet services across the State is bound to impact livelihood, education and health care for lakhs of people in the State as 96 percent of the population in India depends on mobile internet services. It is requested to the Government to reconsider its decision to impose an internet shutdown for 5 days in the entire state. Such a measure is disproportionate and excessive for multiple reasons.
The letter can be accessed at - https://sflc.in/sflcins-letter-reconsider-internet-shutdown-manipur