What is an Internet Shutdown? You have probably heard of it. You might have even faced one maybe not by the same name. It has already happened more than 20 times in India in 2016. It used to be a rare event, but not anymore!
So what is it? When the Government decides to shutdown the internet temporarily, in specific areas, towards certain objectives – like avoiding violence due to riots, preventing cheating in examinations, and so on, it is called Internet Shutdown.