It has become clear that without internet, the world would not have been able to be under lock down because of corona virus and carried out any work from home. Internet providers are working round the clock to ensure that the bandwidth networks of people browsing online are met with everyone spending more time on the internet during the lock-down.
Internet had already become an essential requirement before the countrywide lock down because of corona virus. It is an essential requirement for any commerce activity, and shutting it down has wide implications to people’s right to free expression and access to information. During these uncertain times, it is important to understand how internet shutdowns have spread in India and why it is important to acknowledge them. In this episode, Prateek Waghre from the policy think tank Takshashila Institution will tell us about the anatomy of internet shutdowns.