Right to access Internet is not a Fundamental Right, State can curb Freedom of Speech and Right to Trade through Internet: J&K Govt tells SC

Inter alia, the government has justified its move citing indications of cross-border terrorist threats, as gauged from social media discourse, and apprehensions of mobile internet misuse by anti-national elements.
Supreme Court, J&K
Supreme Court, J&K

After the Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to explain why the internet speed has been restricted to 2G in the valley, the government has replied that the “Right to access internet is not a fundamental right” and that the “Right to carry on trade and profession through internet can be curtailed.”

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