Substantive hearing in Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India commences

In today’s hearing, Ms. Vrinda Grover used the govt’s statistics to prove there is no relation between the internet and rise in terrorism and argued there was no application of mind by the govt.

Bihar’s internet shutdown orders reveal vague but relatively narrow suspension of mass messaging platforms

Tl;drIFF filed RTIs with various state governments seeking copies of internet shutdown orders issued under Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 or the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017. While most states gave obfuscatory responses, Bihar was the only state which has

Statement: Scary disclosures on use of NSO spyware in India signal a need for urgent reform

News reports have revealed the targeting of lawyers, journalists and activists in India through NSO's illegal spyware, Pegasus. While these revelations have left many of us shaken, we must demand transparency from the govt and push for surveillance reform in parliament and courts.

A cellphone signal at the end of the tunnel? SC may finally hear substantive challenges to telecommunications shutdown in Kashmir around November

In Kashmir Communication Shutdown and Press Freedom Case, the Govt has argued that the restrictions are necessary because of terrorism and declined to provide any specific information to the Petitioner.

For the Govt's Eyes Only? Govt opposes disclosure of orders imposing communication shutdown in Kashmir

At today's hearing, the Government cited national security concerns and objected to the Petitioner's and the Intervenors' demand for disclosure of orders issued under the Telecom Suspension Rules.

FMP's and IJU's intervention permitted in Anuradha Bhasin's petition

The Supreme Court allows Foundation for Media Professionals and Indian Journalists Union to intervene in Anuradha Bhasin's petition against the communication shutdown in Kashmir.