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Internet shutdown in Kashmir unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said while rebuking the BJP government that shutting the internet down in J&K was unconstitutional. Here's more

twitter-logoReuters | January 10, 2020 | Updated 13:46 IST
The Supreme Court has lambasted the Narendra MOdi government over internet shutdown in Kashmir
Internet shutdown in J&K has been slammed as 'unconstitutional' by the SC

India's Supreme Court said on Friday that shutting down the internet in the disputed region of Kashmir was unconstitutional in a rebuke for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

The government imposed a communications lockdown in August after it withdrew the Muslim-majority region's autonomy, aiming to control unrest.

An indefinite suspension of the internet is a violation of the country's telecoms rules, the court said, ordering authorities to review all curbs in Kashmir in a week's time.

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