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No contempt in J&K 4G ban Order as Special Committee was already constituted: Attorney General to SC

Lawstreet Journal 17 Jul 2020 8:51pm

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On Thursday, 16 July 2020 the SC granted one week time to the center and UT of J & K to file their reply in a contempt plea alleging non-compliance of the May 11 judgment of SC which directed that a ‘Special Committee’ should be ‘immediately’ formed to determine the necessity of continued restrictions of mobile internet speeds in J&K to 2G only.

A bench of Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy & BR Gavai refused to issue notice filed by Media professionals alleging contempt by Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Chief Secretary, U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir. 

Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General adjourned the matter stating that a committee has already been formed.

Senior Advocate Huzefa Ahmadi represented petitioner and stated that the respondents were in “blatant defiance” and did not follow the order of the Top court for non-compliance and that petitioner has made several representations of the order of the top court, but there was no response. He pressed issuance of notice in account of prima facie contempt.

Ahmadi said:

“In the meanwhile, people of J&K suffer.... on May 16 we made a representation to them, asking them what they did in terms of SC’s orders, as they passed suspension orders. We got no response. A second letter was written on May 26, with no response again. How do I know if they have taken into account my representations if they do not publish the orders or place it in the public domain? This is in blatant defiance of the SC orders.”

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