Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh saw most Internet shutdowns after Jammu and Kashmir in the last 10 years

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Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh saw most Internet shutdowns after Jammu and Kashmir in the last 10 years
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  • There are several internet shutdowns in India each year.
  • India reported over 630 internet shutdowns in the last 10 years.
  • There have been 400 instances of internet shutdowns in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 10 years.
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Internet shutdowns are a huge issue, especially when so many people depend upon the internet for work, education, entertainment and more. India has topped the list of most instances of internet shutdowns in a country for four years now.

Jammu and Kashmir, which is now a union territory has seen the most internet shutdowns in the country, majorly due to unrest and security reasons. SFLC, an organisation that tracks internet shutdowns in the country and informs the people about instances of internet shutdowns and the reason given by the government.

In this post, we look at the states and union territories in India that have seen the most internet shutdowns in the last 10 years.

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State / UTInternet shutdowns in the last 10 years
Jammu and Kashmir400
Rajasthan84
Uttar Pradesh30
Haryana17
West Bengal13
Maharashtra12
Gujarat11
Bihar11
Meghalaya7
Arunachal Pradesh7

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