NSUI supports Net-Neutrality

21 05
NSUI strongly supports an open internet and we believe it is critical to uphold Net Neutraliy and reject any move to throttle it

National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) strongly supports an open internet and we believe it is critical to uphold Net Neutrality and reject any move to throttle it. It is a serious concern that the TRAI in its consultation paper does not take a neutral and balanced view of the subject, making sweeping assumptions about the Internet and reiterating claims made by one segment of the telecom industry without any proof which clearly states the side they are on. The NSUI and the Indian Youth Congress submitted a joint memorandum on 17th April 2015 to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Information and Technology to scrap the biased consultation paper and absolve the issue under section 25 of the TRAI Act, 1997 which gives vide powers to the Central Government to issue any direction to TRAI in the interest of the public and such directions shall be binding. Unfortunately, the government has completely ignored the demands made in the memorandum and made no effort whatsoever to bring relief to netizens. Reiterating the demand, Shri Rahul Gandhi raised the matter in the parliament today asking the government to scrap the TRAI consultation paper. Mr Gandhi also asked the government to bring about a strong Net Neutrality Law to uphold the ethos of the neutrality of internet. In condemnation of the deaf ears lent by the government towards our demands and also the gross ignorance of the one million emails sent to TRAI by netizens, the NSUI, IYC and Delhi Pradesh Congress held a peaceful sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar on the 24th of April, 2015.