India top's court rules indefinite Internet shutdown in Kashmir.

On Friday, India's top court ruled about the indefinite the shutdown of internet in Kashmir. According to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, Kashmir was unwarranted and demonstrated "abuse of power".


Internet access in Kashmir was cut out since last year in August after revoking the Muslim majority region's autonomy and statehood.

Supreme Court Justice N.K. V. Ramana said in his ruling that indefinite postponement on the internet violates India's telecommunications rules. Justice Ramana also ordered local Kashmir officials to review all curbs within a week.

The court also ruled that the government should disclose all Internet shutdown orders and do so in writing so that it could challenge the offended people.

The Indian government also cut off mobile phone connections in Kashmir, but it has been re-established in most places.

Nikhil Pahwa, a media activist, and founder said the verdict was "significant" today as it would now guide lower courts.


Of at least 381 documented Internet shutdowns in India in the last nine years, Examples are; According to Internet Shutdowns, the New Delhi-based digital advocacy group Software Software Law and Freedom Center operate according to the Internet shutdowns, 2017 since then 319 of them have become 319.


Businesses have also been hit hard by the availability of the Internet. According to a 2018 study by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIR), the Internet shutdown cost the Indian economy about $ 3.04 billion. In a report late last month, industry conglomerate Cellular Ratter Association India India (COAI) estimates that mobile carriers lose about $ 8 million a day to close any of the 22 circles operating in the country.

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