There's just 1 day to go before Trai's deadline for comments by public on net neutrality ends. Looks like, it will soon hit the one million mark as citizens across the country have sent over 9,90,000 emails, so far.
Going by the latest figures about 9,94,230 emails have been sent to Trai in support of net neutrality. This means, only 6,223 emails are left to achieve the million mail mission.
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Protesting against rules trying to redefine the Internet, a website called www.savetheinternet.in was set up where anyone can send a mail directly to Trai, expressing their grief and discomfort about how telecom carriers are snatching away free Internet from them.
By April 19, TRAI had received over 9 lakh emails in support of net neutrality. According to a report by The Indian Express, netizens are bombarding the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India with 50 emails per minute.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Long way to go. With you we'll <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaveTheInternet?src=hash">#SaveTheInternet</a>. <a href="http://t.co/atNByduOJ2">http://t.co/atNByduOJ2</a> <a href="http://t.co/eJBwFJyA9x">pic.twitter.com/eJBwFJyA9x</a></p>— Net Neutrality India (@neutrality_in) <a href="https://twitter.com/neutrality_in/status/591137599927922688">April 23, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Kiran Jonnalagadda, one of the volunteers at Savetheinternet, told the newspaper, "It is the largest ever campaign conducted in this country within the shortest span of time - just over 10 days."
He had earlier said, "This is completely unprecedented. We thought we'll get about 15,000 e-mails in 10 days."
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The ongoing net neutrality debate has now got a political twist. We are also hearing about how TRAI isn't really buying Facebook's Internet.org or Airtel Zero programs and DoT is also batting for net neutrality, but for the first time telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has come forth to reveal that government stands for free and open Internet.