Restore internet in Kashmir for essential services, says Supreme Court

Restore internet in Kashmir

The Hush Post| 10:45 am|one-minute-read|

Supreme Court has directed the government to restore the internet in Kashmir for all essential services. It said that the internet shutdown in this manner was unconstitutional.  It has asked the government when they ordered the internet shutdown there must have been a reasoned order about the shutdown. The government should show to the court what is that reasoned order.

“Our limited concern is to find a balance regarding security and liberty of people. We only here to ensure citizens are provided their rights. We will not delve into the political intent behind the orders given,” the Supreme Court bench said.

The SC has given seven days time period to the government.

It even said that Section 144 can’t be used in an arbitrary manner. It asked the government to make available in the public domain all orders pertaining to the valley. The court has also said that there had been an impact on freedom of Press due to this shutdown.

Advocate Vrinda Grover representing the petitioner while speaking to the press said that the government had only presented three or four orders in the Supreme Court and the court has not taken kindly to this attitude of the government.


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