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.
Copyright©2022 Living Media India Limited. For reprint rights: Syndications Today