The Supreme Court of India has stated on January 10, 2020 that any order that has been passed to restrict or suspend internet services in Jammu and Kashmir should be reviewed.
“Such suspension can only be for a limited time period and is subject to judicial review,” it added.
The court was delivering its verdict on a batch of pleas including that of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad challenging the restrictions imposed in the occupiedstate of Jammu and Kashmir following the scrapping of provisions of Article 370. A bench comprising of 3 Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai were responsible for the judgment.
What the Supreme Court said in the verdict:
The judgment had been reserved on November 27, 2019 last year. Provisions of Article 370, under which special status to the occupied state of Jammu & Kashmir, were scrapped by the Centre on August 5 last year.
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