SC asks J-K to review orders imposing curbs within a week, says access to Internet fundamental right

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File Photo: The Central Wing of the Supreme Court of India. (Photo: Subhashish Panigrahi [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)] via Wikimedia Commons)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review within a week all orders imposing curbs in the Union Territory while holding that access to Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution

A five-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana also asked the J-K administration to restore Internet services in institutions providing essential services like hospitals and educational places

The verdict came on a batch of pleas which challenged curbs imposed in Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre’s abrogation of provisions of Article 370 on August 5 last year.

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