On 09 April 2020, the Supreme Court of India issued notice in the PIL by Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP) filed a PIL before the Supreme Court seeking restoration of 4G internet services in UT of Jammu & Kashmir in light of the COVID-19.
The matter was heard by bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai.
Economic Times, reported:
Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, appearing for the petitioner, contended that in view of the ongoing lockdown it is very necessary to enhance the technology and connectivity in the Union Territory.
He said that the virtual classes of students, whose schools are shut due to the lockdown, can only be done through enhancement of technology and better connectivity.
After hearing Petitioner’s counsel Senior Counsel Hufeza Ahmadi, court passed the following order:
The Court is convened through Video Conferencing.
Issue notice, returnable within one week.
Dasti, in addition, is permitted.
The petitioner is permitted to serve the standing counsel for the respondents through E-mail.
The Registry is also directed to serve the notice to the standing counsel for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir as also the Union of India through E-mail.