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    India experienced most internet shutdowns between January 2016 and May 2018, says report

    India experienced most internet shutdowns between January 2016 and May 2018, says report

    India experienced most internet shutdowns between January 2016 and May 2018, says report
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    India experienced 154 shutdowns between January 2016 and May 2018 as compared to second-placed Pakistan’s 19 shutdown’s and 8 in both Iraq and Syria.

    India experienced 154 shutdowns between January 2016 and May 2018 as compared to second-placed Pakistan’s 19, reported Vice News.
    War-torned Iraq and Syria experienced Iraq eight shutdowns in this period. European nationTurkey experienced seven shutdowns, while  African countries Congo and  Ethiopia faced five such situations.
    This also means that out of almost all the countries, India shuts down its internet more frequently.
    According to a report by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), 16,315 hours of intentional internet downtime between 2012 and 2017 cost the Indian economy a whopping $3.04 billion.
    India has been at the helm of internet shutdowns at various times due to communal issues in different parts of the country and clashes between militants and armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
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