Etella’at questioned the decision to do so, asking, “Is the current situation worse than the war that shut down the Internet?”
This newspaper noted that if there are necessary restrictions such as network interruptions, they must be approved by parliament and must last for a limited period of time, less than 30 days.
Etella’at also said that it is necessary to obtain the permission of the legislature to extend the period of shutting down the Internet to more than 30 days.
According to the Iranian daily newspaper, such authorization was not made by the government and parliament.
Iranian authorities blocked social media and many websites after violent protests and riots erupted in the country following the death of Iranian Kurdish girl Mahsa Amini, 22, in police custody in mid-September.
Recently, a member of the Iranian Association of Online Businesses said that visits to online businesses have decreased significantly due to the internet shutdown in Iran.
He also added that this means a big drop in sales and the failure of previous activities aimed at growing the business.
The source said that even medium-sized businesses using the national intranet have lost 90 percent of their marketing power and that the internet outage has affected at least 400 thousand small businesses and the number could be as high as one million.