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India's health ministry on Monday invited doctors in Indian-administered Kashmir to an online training session on managing ventilators — critical equipment for patients with Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Internet shutdowns cannot be justified at a time when access to information is critical to containing the deadly coronavirus pandemic, human rights groups have warned.
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir restored access to the Internet and social media on March 4, nearly seven months after New Delhi imposed limits when it revoked the semi-autonomous status of the disputed region.
Indian authorities on March 5 temporarily revoked a ban on social media sites and restored full internet access in disputed Kashmir for two weeks, seven months after they stripped the restive region of its statehood and semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout.
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have registered a case against unidentified Internet users who employed virtual private networks, or VPNs, to circumvent a social media ban in the disputed region, police said Feb 18, in an apparent effort to stop their use.
Six months after India's government stripped Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout, it is heralding the restoration of limited, slow-speed Internet as a step toward normalcy.
India lost more than US$1.33bil (RM5.40bil) to Internet restrictions in 2019 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government pushed ahead with his party’s Hindu nationalist agenda, raising tensions and sparking nationwide protests.
India is planning to create the world's largest facial-recognition database, with the technology already being widely used by police, airports and even cafes. Critics fear this violates human rights and will turn the country into a Chinese-style surveillance state.
The United Nations approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom.
Indian mobile operators are losing around RM1.4mil in revenue every hour they are forced to suspend Internet services on government orders to control protests against a new citizenship law.