As of 2015, India has no laws governing net neutrality, which would promise all the internet users to be treated equally on the internet, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.

There have already been a few violations of net neutrality in India by some service providers.

The debate on network neutrality in India started after Airtel announced in December 2014 to charge additional rates for making voice calls (VoIP) from its network using apps like WhatsApp, Skype.

In March 2015, TRAI released a formal consultation paper on Regulatory Framework for over-the-top (OTT) services, seeking comments from the public. The consultation paper was criticised for being one sided and having confusing statements. It received condemnation from various politicians and netizens.

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By 13 April 2015, over three lakh emails had been sent to TRAI demanding net neutrality.

Telecom Minister  Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that a committee will be formed to study the net neutrality issue.

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 On 11 April 2015, the YouTube channel AIB uploaded a video titled "Save The Internet" which urged people to email TRAI demanding net neutrality. The video was reshared onTwitter by various Indian actors.

Flipkart has pulled out Airtel's Zero platform that plans to offer free access to certain apps and services after huge backlash on social media and other platforms.

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Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said a committee of six members has been created to submit a report by mid-May on that "on the whole gamut of net neutrality objective, its benefits, advantages and limitations including the regulatory and technical issues."