Musk gave this information in his recent tweet. Told that 100 Starlinks are active in Iran. According to media reports, in September this year, Musk had announced to activate his Starlink service in Iran against the Internet ban following the tremendous violence. Now he has told that 100 Starlink satellites are active in Iran to provide internet connectivity to the people.
The people of Iran have been protesting against the hijab law for the last 100 days. It started with the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. He was arrested for not wearing proper dress in a public place. After Amini’s death, there were massive demonstrations across Iran. A large number of women expressed their protest by removing the hijab and cutting their hair. The government tried to crush the demonstrations, in which hundreds of people have lost their lives so far.
To prevent public demonstrations, the government of Iran has limited access to many social media platforms. However, connecting to Starlink’s service can help people surf the Internet and access social media platforms. Such initiatives from Starlink are not new. When Russia invaded Ukraine last year, Starlink provided its service there so that people could connect to the Internet in an emergency.
SpaceX’s Starlink service is spreading rapidly across the globe. So far about 3300 Starlink satellites have been launched. There have been protests in Iran before, but this protest is very different. It is getting support from common people as well as sports teams and celebrities of the country. According to reports, the protests are the longest period of anti-government unrest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.