[Breaking] Special committee decides against restoring 4G Internet in J&K, next review after two months: MHA tells SC
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[Breaking] Special committee decides against restoring 4G Internet in J&K, next review after two months: MHA tells SC

The MHA's affidavit was filed in response to the contempt plea by the Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP) over the non-constitution of a Special Committee to review the ban on 4G speed internet in Jammu and Kashmir.

Debayan Roy

In response to a contempt petition for not constituting a special committee as directed by a Supreme Court to review internet restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed the top Court that the committee has decided against the restoration of 4G connectivity in the valley for the present.

After the meeting on June 10, the special committee decided that "based on consideration and wide-ranging assessment of the prevalent situation in this sensitive region ... no further relaxation on internet services including 4G services could be carried out at the present."

The committee will meet again after two months to review the situation, it is further informed.

The four-page affidavit filed on July 21 states that the special committee was constituted by the Supreme Court itself on May 11, 2020, when the Justice NV Ramana led bench had ordered that a special committee headed by Home Secretary, Government of India would be formed to review the internet restrictions in the valley.

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