When I was in India some time ago there was a prominent story in the broadsheet Times of India. Students at some university were protesting that their "right to cheat" had been taken away for some examinations. Apparently cheating was a time honoured tradition at these exams. Wish I'd kept the newspaper. This was before the web took off. I assume they were using notes on paper?
India’s Supreme Court has ordered the nation’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to disclose whether it has a standard protocol for ordering or allowing internet shutdowns. The order [PDF] was made after India’s Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC) filed a lawsuit against the state of Arunachal Pradesh over its …
Tuesday 13th September 2022 08:50 GMT Andy The Hat
"Just how having the likes of Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and Raghu Raghuram run Microsoft, Alphabet and VMWare makes internet shutdowns unsustainable was not explained. All three are still in their jobs, at the time of writing, so Choudhary’s point is a little obscure."
Perhaps the questionable point is that having Indian nationals in some control of multi-national-IT-corp spouting internet freedom and undoubtedly being involved in internet service delivery negotiations at high, state Government levels may conflict with their own state policy of internet control and restriction?
Tuesday 13th September 2022 11:27 GMT simonb_london
Then I got to the comments...
I don't normally comment on the other comments I've seen so far, but there seems to be a consensus that Internet shutdowns on a whim are justifiable and desirable because there are exam cheats in existence. I certainly wouldn't want someone monkeying with Internet availability where I live/work! Not for any reason.
Its up to the exam venues to police the students within their own boundaries.