Across the world, as Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, internet shutdowns and deliberate slowdowns are becoming more common and they generally occur when someone (usually a government) intentionally disrupts the internet or mobile apps to control what people do or say.
According to Access Now data reported by Vice News, India has the most shutdowns of any country by a huge distance - 154 between January 2016 and May 2018. By comparison, second-placed Pakistan only had 19 shutdowns during the same period.
In many countries, flicking the off switch on the internet is a preemptive or reactive measure in response to mass or potential unrest.
Egypt's 2011 revolution and the failed Turkish military coup of 2016 are prime examples.
This is also true in India to a certain extent where internet access is cut off due to political turmoil, protests and military operations.