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Recap Part I: Kashmir Communication Shutdown and Movement Restrictions Cases

Part I of the Recap summarizes the arguments made by the petitioners and the government about statutory compliance of the orders issued under the Telecom Suspension Rules 2017 and Section 144, Cr.P.C.
28 November, 2019
6 min read

Government says judicial review of severity of the restrictions in Kashmir during August is an “academic exercise”

In yesterday's hearing, the Solicitor General argued that the telecom shutdown was necessary because digital platforms could be used for mobilisation by terrorists and separatists.
21 November, 2019
3 min read

Journalistic bodies oppose communication and movement restrictions in Kashmir before the Supreme Court

In today's hearing, Mr. Huzefa Ahmadi and Mr. Dushyant Dave advanced arguments on behalf of the Indian Journalists Union and Foundation for Media Professionals respectively.
20 November, 2019
5 min read

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.
05 November, 2019
2 min read

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.
24 October, 2019
3 min read

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.
01 October, 2019
3 min read

Foundation for Media Professionals approaches Supreme Court to support journalistic freedom in Kashmir

In today's hearing, the SC wondered if the 40 day long suspension of telecom and internet services in Kashmir was a shutdown or breakdown. It finally directed the Govt. to file its response to the writ petition and intervention applications and urged selective restoration of communication channels.
16 September, 2019
2 min read

Updates from the Supreme Court: Facebook's transfer petition of the Aadhaar-social media linking case in the Madras HC.

The Hon'ble SC issues notice to respondents, permits hearings to be continued in the Madras HC but directs that no final orders be given.
20 August, 2019
2 min read

IFF files rejoinder in PIL seeking surveillance reform

Yesterday, IFF filed its rejoinder in the PIL seeking surveillance reform and reemphasized that judicial oversight is necessary in the surveillance process.
23 April, 2019
4 min read

Supreme Court issues notice on IFF's petition for surveillance reform #SaveOurPrivacy

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a case on the digital snooping powers of the government.
14 January, 2019
3 min read

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