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Prateek Waghre submits technical analysis for PIL in the Supreme Court seeking restoration of 4G Internet in Jammu and Kashmir

An application was filed by the ‘Foundation of Media Professionals’ in the PIL seeking restoration of 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir. A part of this application was a technical analysis by Prateek Waghre, of the differences between how websites...

Prateek Waghre speaks at Nullcon 2020

Prateek Waghre spoke at a panel discussion on the ‘Anatomy of Internet Shutdowns’ on March 8, 2020. The panel was hosted by Rootconf at Nullcon, Goa. Other panelists included Raman Singh Chima, Shehla Rashid, Arjun Venkatraman, and Zainab Bawa (moderator)....

Analysis of whitelisted URLs in Jammu and Kashmir

This post was originally published on Medianama By Rohini Lakshané and Prateek Waghre The Supreme Court gave a judgement on January 10, 2020, directing the Central government to review the total suspension of Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir imposed...

Shutting down internet to curb opposing views is problematic

States around the world are divided along the lines of how they should view the internet. On one end of the spectrum, there are calls to treat the internet somewhat as a fundamental right. For instance, the UN subscribes to...

Nitin Pai Quoted in The Reuters

Nitin Pai was quited in an article with The Reuters. In light of the escalating internet shutdowns across India – this year the shutdowns were spread over 11 states, compared to just one in 2012 – and the lack of...