SC orders judicial review of internet suspension in Kashmir

Last Modified Friday, 10 January 2020 (12:40 IST)
New Delhi:The on Friday ordered judicial review of the internet suspension in Jammu and post abrogation of and bifurcation of the state into two union territories.
Delivering the verdict on the pleas filed by Kashmir Times Editor Anuradha Bhasin and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Justice NV Ramana ordered the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review within a week all restrictive orders  in place  since August 5.
 
The bench said indefinite suspension of internet services is violation of telecom rules.Justice Ramana said, "Freedom of speech and expression includes the right to internet within Article 19".
 
The Top Court said all restrictive orders in Jammu and Kashmir since scrapping of provisions of Article 370 are to be made public so they can be challenged legally.(UNI)