Calling the freedom of speech "an essential tool in a democratic set up", Justice Ramana said that the freedom to access internet "is a fundamental right" under Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution.
The petitions were filed after the central government scrapped Article 370 in August and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Following this, phone lines and the internet were blocked in the region.
Going ahead in 2020, the Supreme Court is set to remain the centre stage of various high-stakes cases including the challenge to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
A Supreme Court lawyer on Thursday filed a complaint against activist and author Arundhati Roy for allegedly urging people to give false information to officials who come to collect data for the National Population Register (NPR).
Amid the protests across the country over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), a group of educated youth have taken up...
"With the current timeline of All India BS-VI fuel availability of 1st April most manufacturers will shift to 100 percent BS-VI Vehicle Production only by end February or first week of March," said Ashish Harsharaj Kale, FADA President.
Akshay had moved the top court seeking clemency on the ground that the "rising pollution" has already increased the mortality rates. He sought commutation of the death penalty awarded to him and four others.
The Public prosecutor argued that the pendency of the mercy petitions or the fact that they want to file mercy petitions does not "preclude the court from issuing a death warrant" and cited several supportive judgements in this regard.
During the course of proceedings, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for one of the petitioners, had sought a stay order on the newly amended law. While opposing it, Attorney General K K Venugopal, cited four judgements which say that the Act should not be stayed.
The petitions were in the backdrop of violence which erupted in Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.