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SC Observation on Internet

Published on January 10, 2020
Current context: A three judge bench of Supreme Court has said that access to the Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution subject to some restrictions.
SC Observation on Internet
  • The SC on 10th January 2020 asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review within a week all orders imposing restrictions in the Union Territory.
  • The three judge bench was headed by Justice N V Ramana and comprised justices B R Gavai and R Subhash Reddy.
  • The verdict also asked the J-K administration to restore Internet services in institutions providing essential services like hospitals and educational places.
  • The bench said that Section 144 CrPC (prohibitory orders) cannot be used indefinitely to suppress freedom of speech and expression and difference of opinion.

Question: 

Q.1 A recent verdict of Supreme Court has said that, access to Internet is a fundamental right under article________ of the Indian Constitution?
a. Article 16
b. Article 17
c. Article 18
d. Article 19
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