The Congress on Friday said the Supreme Court has given a big jolt to the Modi government illegal activities” by ruling that access to the internet is a fundamental right and that dissent cannot be oppressed by the imposition of prohibitory orders.
“SC delivers a first big jolt of 2020 to illegal activities of Modi Govt by stating the importance of the internet as a fundamental right. Double shock for Modi-Shah that dissent cannot be oppressed by imposing section 144. Modiji reminded that nation bows before Constitution and not him!” Surjewala said in a tweet.
The Congress” reaction came soon after the Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to restore internet services within a week at essential institutions and noted that access to the internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution.