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J&K 4G ban: MHA tells HC that the Special Committee has decided against relaxing Internet Restrictions [READ AFFIDAVIT]

Lawstreet Journal 25 Jul 2020 5:12pm

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Responding to the contempt petition filed by Foundation for Media Professionals(FMP) in the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Home Affairs had filed a counter-affidavit wherein it stated that the Special Committee set up to review the internet restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir has decided against restoring 4G internet in the region for now.

The affidavit states that in it’s meeting held on 10th June the  Special Committee had decided that after much consideration and wide-ranging assessment of the current situation in the sensitive region that no further relaxation on internet services including 4G services could be carried out at the present.

The affidavit states that a copy of the report of the Committee will be presented before the Court.

The next review meeting of the committee will be after 2 months.

FMP had alleged that the internet restrictions were extended in J&K without constitution a Special Committee which was refuted by MHA saying that the Special Committee was constituted on the day of the judgment was given by the  Supreme Court on 11th May, and there were no separate orders required.

The 6-page affidavit states that the Committee’s first meeting was held on 15th May which was four days after the SC verdict and that matter was discussed from all aspects, including the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the impact of restrictions placed on 4G services in the region.

It is claimed that the suggestions made by the petitioners before the SC were also discussed and debated.

The contempt petition was filed on 9th… Continue Reading...

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