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Everyone Needs To Read This Indian Politician's Letter Supporting Net Neutrality

"It's not an 'elitist' problem. The internet is a social network that will help bridge social, economic and regional divides."

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Tathagata Satpathy is an Odisha politician who recently won a lot of fans for an AMA in which he confessed to having smoked weed and supported legalising it.

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With the net neutrality debate hitting a critical juncture, his staff worked with users of Reddit India to draft a letter of dissent against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) policies.

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His letter explains why this issue has so many citizens up in arms.

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And stresses on the fact that it affects everyone.

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Before ending with a simple truth - the internet can be the solution to a lot of problems Indian society faces today and, hence, needs to be free from oppressive regulations.

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You can read the entire letter here.

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You can also read the Reddit India's collaborated reply to the TRAI here.

We'll have to wait and see if the letter makes an impact, but for now, Mr. Satpathy...

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