Rahul Gandhi Wants A Debate On Net Neutrality In The Lok Sabha

The raging debate for Net Neutrality in India has received further support, this time from Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, who has pitched for a debate on the topic in the Lok Sabha.
According to a TOI report, Gandhi on Wednesday gave a notice for the adjournment of a question hour, during which he wants the Lok Sabha to debate on the issue of  Net Neutrality in India.
It should be noted that it is still up to the speaker on whether to take up the motion or not.
At the same time, the Modi government says it is taking the issue of Net Neutrality in India very seriously, and the telecom ministry will look into the recommendation of TRAI.
“PM Narendra Modi himself supports the activism of youth on social media and the internet,” said Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Despite the immense lobbying by telecom operators and ISPs, it isn’t clear which way the TRAI will sway, given the immense public demand for Net Neutrality and also the exit of companies such as Flipkart from Net Neutrality infringing services such as Airtel Zero.
Even the Competition Commission of India (CCI) is looking into the matter of whether ISPs are using their dominant position to violate competition norms by offering free access to users for certain mobile apps and websites.

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