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Internet as scapegoat: Banning internet across Rajasthan to prevent cheating in exams is as draconian as it gets

Source : 20   On   07 Aug 2018
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The Rajasthan government seems to have made a habit of suspending mobile internet services going by the third such shutdown in as many weeks, all to prevent cheating in state recruitment examinations. The internet is no longer a recreational avenue that can be shut down at will. It has become inseparable from the smooth conduct of businesses, personal lives and even essential services. Suspending internet to ensure the integrity of a public examination reveals a sorry state of affairs in Rajasthan.