Government shuts down internet amid violent demonstrations in Iran

Iran, one of the countries with strict Islamic laws, has shut down the internet to curb protests sparked by the death of a woman in police custody due to a dress code violation. Without internet connectivity, it would be difficult for the people to organize the demonstrations and they would also not be able to share information about the stringent action being taken by the government.

Associated Press’s Report According to reports, Iranian police detained 22-year-old Mahsa Amini for allegedly wearing a scarf incorrectly. Protests have been taking place across the country for the past few days after Mahsa’s death in police custody. The protesters have also clashed with the police and are demanding the removal of the government. Some people from Iran, on condition of anonymity, said that from Wednesday they would be able to use mobile devices. Internet unable to access. Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi also addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

The protest of the protesters is increasing continuously. Along with lathi-charge, the police have also used other harsh methods to control them. Amnesty International said security forces used sticks, tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters. Eight people are reported to have died in these demonstrations. Four of them were killed by the security forces. In addition, hundreds of people have been injured. However, Iranian officials have reported the deaths of three people and blamed unidentified groups for this. Demonstrations against strict Islamic laws in Iran are also getting support from people in some other countries.

Doug Madory, director of network intelligence firm Kentik, said, “Internet services including mobile data have been blocked in Iran. This may be an action taken by the government due to the current situation in the country. The internet is almost down.” Bitcoin mining also takes place on a large scale in Iran. The shutdown of the Internet will also have a big impact on the miners. <!–


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