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Protest Shutdown Numbers
Total hours of shutdown
6,315 total hours
Maximum internet shutdowns
Uttar Pradesh (11 times)
Longest internet shutdown
Uttar Pradesh - 175 hours
Date State District
10.12.2019 Tripura North Tripura, South Tripura, Dhalai, West Tripura
10.12.2019 Arunachal Pradesh Not mentioned
11.12.2019 Assam Lakhimpur,Dhemaji,Tinsukia,Dibrugarh, Charaideo,Sivasagar,Jorhat,Golaghat, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro)
12.12.2019 to 13.12.2019 Meghalaya Entire state
13.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Aligarh and Saharanpur
15.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Aligarh
15.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Meerut
15.12.2019 West Bengal Murshidabad, Malda, Howrah, North 24 Pargana and South 24 Parganas
18.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Azamgarh
19.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Bareily
19.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow, Bareily, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj, Sambhal, Meerut, Mau, Kanpur, Hapur, Muradabad, Saharanpur, Muzzafarnagar, Shamli, Unnao, Agra, Sultanpur, Bagpat, Bulandshahar, Azamgarh and Pilibhit.
19.12.2019 Karnaatka Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada
19.12.2019 New Delhi Walled City areas of North and Central Districts, Mandi House, Seelampur, Jaffarbad & Mustafabad, Jamia Nagar and Shaheen Bagh, Bawana
20.12.2019 to 22.12.2019 Gujarat Gandhinagar
20.12.2019 Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore
20.12.2019 Rajasthan Jaipur
22.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Prayagraj and Firozabad
26.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Bulandshahr, Muzaffarnagar, Agra, Firozabad, Sambhal, Aligarh, Kanpur and Ghaziabad and Mathura
26.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Saharanpur
26.12.2019 Uttar Pradesh Bijnor
04.01.2020 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
31.01.2020 Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur
23.02.2020 Uttar Pradesh Aligarh
28.02.2020 Meghalaya East Khasi Hills, ri Bhoi, West Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills
Shutdowns during anti-CAA protests
Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 in India led to wide-scale protests all over the country which led to a number of internet shutdowns. The capital city of India, New Delhi saw its first internet shutdown on 19th December 2019 as well. The entire country was rocked with internet shutdowns which led to crippling of economic activities, educational services as well as healthcare. This page lists down all the shutdowns that took place during this period. We have also collected voices that talk about the impact of these shutdowns.
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