India, Pakistan shut down networks after panic

By | August 21, 2012

Source: iTnews

by Juha Saarinen

In this article “Indian authorities have ordered internet service providers to block websites and restrict bulk SMS sending for two weeks after a campaign of threatening messages created mass panic in the country.

Around 160 websites were blocked under the Government’s orders, according to IDG New Service.

Internet Service Providers Association of India president Rajesh Chharia said ISPs had been instructed by the Government to remove access to the websites in line with their license rules.

Chharia did not respond to requests for further comment by iTnews.

Pakistan had similarly shut down its mobile networks and data services after intelligence reports pointed to potential terrorist attacks during the Eid al Fitr holiday, following the end of the Muslim festival of fasting, Ramadan.”

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