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Impossible to have "even a bare semblance of a hearing", Jammu & Kashmir HC summons Home Secy over poor Internet, e-connectivity of courts
"Access to justice is a fundamental right and cannot be impeded. It has to be ensured to every citizen and courts are required to remain accessible", the Court noted.
Taking serious note that it had been impossible to conduct even a "bare semblance of a hearing" on Monday on account of internet connectivity issues, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court has summoned the Home Secretary of the union territory to explain the impact of the prevailing internet speed restrictions on the functioning of courts (Court on its Own Motion v. Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and ors).