The Supreme Court of India on Thursday issued a notice to theJammu and Kashmir government on a plea seeking restoration of high-speedInternet in view of lockdown imposed in the state to prevent the spread ofnovel Coronavirus disease.
According to Live Law, the notice – returnable within a week– was issued to J&K government'sstanding counsel through an email by a bench of Justice N V Ramana, Justice RSubhash Reddy and B R Gavai.
Advocates Shadan Farasat and Huzefa Ahmadi apprised the courtthrough video- conferencing, said the report.
In view of the lockdown, Ahmadi submitted that it was extremely necessary to enhance technology and connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir. "The virtual classes of the students can only be done through the enhancement of technology," Ahmadi said, in his submission.
The PIL filed by Shadaan Farasat on behalf of Media Professionals has challenged the government order restricting Internet access to 2G speeds only.
High-speed Internet remains suspended in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 last year when the Centre revoked Article Article and bifurcated the state into two union territories.