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Assam: Widespread resentment against internet shutdowns for government exams

Dais Newsfeed | 26/08/2022 08:58 AM | Click to read full article

The Assam government had suspended mobile internet services in 24 of the state’s 35 districts “in the interest of holding free, fair and transparent recruitment examination[s]”. A senior Assam government official, who did not want to be identified, said internet bans were necessary, even if they caused inconvenience.

For many residents of the affected districts, daily earnings took a hit. 

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