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India's Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology has slammed state governments' use of internet shutdowns. A report [PDF] on "Suspension of telecom services/Internet and its impact" finds that while shutdowns are legal, they are being used indiscriminately. The report notes that Indian law allows …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Nit pick

    "felt to be a too blunt instrument."

    or in English "felt to be too blunt an instrument"

  2. fnusnu

    Surprise, surprise!

  3. simonb_london

    "Numerous comms blackouts were imposed on events protesting India's agricultural reform laws"

    So they are being used to squelch democratic rights, then.

    1. yetanotheraoc Silver badge

      Now we get to see the violence inherent in the system!

      Democracy is nice for a first date, overall Tyranny is more alluring.

    2. Cederic Silver badge

      Of course. Just as local Governments in the UK used anti-terror powers to spy on people trying to get their kids into a better school.

      Laws need to be written better, and misuse properly addressed :(

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