On 22nd March, a freelance journalist, Irfan Mehraj, in Indian-occupied Kashmir was arrested by the…
Mobile internet services suspended in parts of Jammu and Kashmir
On October 4th, the Indian state suspended mobile internet services in parts of Jammu and Rajouri districts, claiming that there’s a possibility of “misuse by miscreants” which may cause “deterioration in public order”. The temporary suspension of the internet services comes while Home Minister of India Amit Shah is on a visit to the area. Over the past five years, the Indian state has blocked internet signals over 28 times and in 2016, the internet connection was blocked for about five months. In 2019, after the abrogation of Article-370, internet services were also suspended frequently.