Though the Opposition has complained of the ban, the UN statement says that there has been an estimated 31 reported cases of social media and internet bans since 2012 in Jammu and Kashmir, and that this seems to be a “worrying pattern aimed at curbing protests and social unrest in the region”.
Zuckerberg and Modi make perfect partners. Both of them want to assume absolute powers, in different realms of course. While as Modi government in India does all it takes to realise the dream of Hindu Rashtra as espoused by its ideological fountainhead, the RSS, Zuckerberg’s Facebook is fast dominating the cyberspace and dictating its monopoly.
Many people are visiting facebook.com/supportidigitalindia to update their profile pictures. Some of you who have background in software engineering would like to open up the source code of the page and search for “internetOrg”. Even if you don’t, please read on.
Internet packages on mobile have become costlier since Modi has assumed power. Restricting the poor to limited number of websites cannot be a way to allow them internet access.