Mobile Internet Restored After 2 Weeks

Mobile Internet Restored After 2 Week: sHowever, social media sites, including Facebook, Whatsapp and twitter remained blocked as per directions of the state government. The state Home Department, which is headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Wednesday, directed all cellular companies to block 22 social networking sites, observing they were being misused by ‘anti-national’…

Netizen Report: Censorship Spikes in India, Subsides in Cameroon

Netizen Report: Censorship Spikes in India, Subsides in Cameroon: Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have blocked 22 social media applications, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. An official state circular issued on April 26 said the social media services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements” in the Kashmir Valley to disturb “peace and tranquility” and…

Unlawful to make Aadhaar mandatory

Unlawful to make Aadhaar mandatory: Recently, I attempted a tweetstorm on why I think the 2016 Aadhaar Act does not override, or render useless, the orders passed in Oct 2015 by the Supreme Court. I argued that all of the recent notifications by various central government authorities making Aadhaar mandatory to avail the respective service…