Silencing for Safety
Jeff Bleich Centre, College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University
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Internet crackdowns have become characteristic to the Government of India’s tactics in Kashmir and the Indian Northeast since Narendra Modi came to power in 2014. According to the Government, internet shutdowns are sometimes a necessary and unavoidable measure that is put in place in the best interests of the civilian population. The internet shutdown in the Northeast state of Manipur since May 2023 is the latest in a series of severe restrictions that pushes us to question if banning the internet does in fact keep people safe, or if it is a violation of their human rights?
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Internet access control, Human rights, Civil rights, South Asia
Connah, Leoni (2023). Silencing for Safety. Jeff Bleich Centre, College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University