When the first internet ban was announced in April, the country was still reeling from the fallout from the 2010 Mumbai attacks and the subsequent riots.
The ban, which came in the backdrop of a slew of other incidents that year, resulted in a sharp increase in online traffic and social media traffic, according to industry data from research firm CB Insights.
Since then, India has experienced several instances of online harassment and harassment attacks, mostly targeting minorities.
But the latest spate of attacks is causing alarm among many in the country, who fear it will lead to further social tensions.
The latest attack came on Friday when a group of around 200 people attacked a group at a popular restaurant in the city of Thane in Uttar Pradesh, according a local newspaper report.
They took off their jackets and threw objects at the people sitting at tables nearby, the newspaper said.
Some of the assailants were wearing masks.
A woman at the restaurant said that the attack was followed by threats.
“They were saying they would kill everyone if they were ever caught,” the woman said.
She added that she had filed a police complaint with the Thane police station, alleging that the group had insulted her husband, who was also the restaurant’s owner.
“I feel my life has been ruined,” the victim, who asked not to be identified, told the Times of London.
“Now, they can’t even go to my house and talk to me.”
India is home to around 2.6 billion people.
It is the third largest economy in the world, and its internet is a major source of employment and access to information.
The country’s largest internet service provider, Reliance Communications, is also the largest telecom company in India.
India’s telecom regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, has said that it has no plans to remove the block in the next few weeks, and it has said it will work with the government and the telecom companies to resolve the issue.
Reliance Industries Ltd, the telecoms company, told Reuters it is “working closely with the Telecom regulator and the authorities on the implementation of this new policy.”
Reliance did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Quartz.