Reports and Indices
Report by Top 10VPN
▪ According to a report by virtual private network tracker Top 10VPN, India had the longest internet shutdown in 2023 in terms of user hours.
▪ The internet was completely affected for 7,956 hours in India, impacting around 59.1 million users in India.
▪ Internet shutdown is imposed under Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017 and Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973.
▪ It can be issued only by Union Home Secretary or State Home Secretary.

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