Jaipur, May 19 (KMS): The Indian state of Rajasthan ranks second after Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir with regard to the suspension of Internet services in the last 10 years.
The portal internetshutdown.in, India registered 643 Internet shutdown cases from 2012 to 2022. Out of these, IIOJK registered the highest 400 cases and Indian state of Rajasthan was the second with 84.
Another Indian state Uttar Pradesh ranked third with 30 instances of Internet suspensions followed by Haryana which recorded 17 cases of shutdown.
The other Indian states West Bengal was in fifth position with a count of 13, Bihar had 11 such cases, Maharashtra 12, Gujarat 11, Madhya Pradesh 8, Meghalaya 8 and Arunachal Pradesh had six such cases.
According to Access Now, a non-governmental organisation, India suspended Internet services for 106 times in 2021 while there were 182 cases of Internet shutdown in the world in the same year.