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How People In Riot-Hit Saharanpur Are Getting Around The Internet Ban

On 25 May, local authorities in the Saharanpur district of western Uttar Pradesh blocked mobile internet services following caste violence between Dalits and Thakurs. The Saharanpur police said it had suspended Internet services to prevent “outsiders” from “instigating locals with WhatsApp and Facebook posts”. Yet, the locals have found a way to circumvent the ban already. The Hindustan Times reports ... Read More »

Saharanpur blocks internet after caste violence

  Authorities in a northern Indian district have blocked mobile internet services and arrested dozens of people after caste violence earlier this week left one person dead, according to police. The latest unrest in the Saharanpur region of Uttar Pradesh state began after members of the Dalit community, formerly known as “the untouchables”, threw stones at the homes of upper ... Read More »