Supreme Court

Supreme Court directs Govt to file reply to petition seeking restoration of 4G internet in J&K #KeepUsOnline

The Supreme Court has directed the Government to file its response to petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet in J&K by Sunday i.e. 26 April and the matter will be listed again next Monday i.e. 27 April.

SC issues notice in FMP’s petition seeking restoration of 4G internet services in Jammu & Kashmir during COVID-19 crisis #KeepUsOnline

Today, a 3 judge bench of the Supreme Court issued notice in a petition filed by Foundation for Media Professionals against the internet slowdown in Jammu & Kashmir during the COVID-19 crisis.

SC's Kashmir communication shutdown judgement is just the beginning of a long uphill campaign

The Supreme Court's judgement in Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India is a step in the right direction but fails to provide immediate relief to Kashmiris who have already suffered immense hardship due to the 158 day communication shutdown.

Recap Part II: Kashmir Communication Shutdown and Movement Restrictions Cases

Part II of the Recap summarizes arguments made by the petitioners and the government about the constitutional validity of the communication shutdown and movement restrictions in Kashmir under Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution.

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.

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.