Indian police in disputed Kashmir open a sweeping case against countless users for using VPNs to dodge social media ban there, under a stringent law that allows authorities to designate individuals as "terrorists."
A spokesman for Myanmar's military placed the blame of the attack on the Arakan Army , an ethnic armed group seeking greater autonomy of the restive Rakhine state. A spokesman for the Arakan Army, denied responsibility.
The Supreme Court ordered New Delhi to restore essential internet services in India-administered Kashmir and to review of restrictions within seven days.
An informed source at the Communications and Information Technology Ministry reportedly said that mobile internet access to overseas sites was blocked by "security authorities" in Alborz, Kurdestan and Zanjan provinces.
The student protests in India are the first major signs of local resistance to the Hindu-nationalist policies of the Modi government.
Tehran appears more panicked in its response to these protests, which have claimed more than 100 lives across Iran. The government links them to ongoing protests in Iraq and Lebanon.
From missing their college admissions to thesis deadlines, Kashmiri youth feel helpless before New Delhi's draconian measure of imposing curfew and internet gag in India-administered Kashmir for over 70 consecutive days.
The communication blackout and severe restrictions imposed by the Indian authorities over the disputed Jammu and Kashmir have deprived people of critical medical care in far off towns and villages.
The government took the unprecedented step of ordering mobile phone operators to shut down all internet data across at least eight townships in Rakhine and one in neighbouring Chin state.
Authorities orders all mobile phone operators to suspend internet data in nine townships across Rakhine and neighbouring Chin State, citing "use of internet activities to coordinate illegal activities."
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