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SC Observation on Internet

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
SC Observation on Internet SC Observation on Internet Reviewed by Neha Verma on January 10, 2020 Rating: 5

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