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IJU concern over internet shutdown
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Dec 12 - The Indian Journalists Union has expressed grave concern over the internet shutdown in Assam and Tripura by the respective state governments in the name of controlling the law-and-order situation arising out of the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament.

The governments shut down the internet services since Monday in Tripura and since Wednesday in many districts of Assam.

In a statement, the IJU said that blocking internet services is an attack on freedom of speech and expression, the right of citizens to get information and curtailing media’s freedom.

The IJU demanded immediate restoration of internet services in the NE states and also asked the government not to take away the fundamental right of freedom of expression in the name of maintaining law and order.

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