Tag: Right to Internet
Suspension and taking down of social media accounts by intermediaries: Violation of Article 19?
In September 2017, Twitter refused to suspend President Trump’s account despite his seemingly threatening tweets regarding North Korean Dictator, on grounds of the former’s tweets being ‘newsworthy’ and of ‘public interest’.[i] However, in 2019, Twitter India suspended Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde’s account twice.[ii] Twitter had blocked Hegde’s account on grounds of ‘depicting hateful imagery’, when…
Foundation of Media Professionals v. Union Territory of J&K AND Anr: A Critical Analysis
“Fundamental rights of citizens need to be balanced with national security concerns, when the situation so demands.” – N.V. Ramana The Author would like to make some constructive criticism of the Judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme court of India in the case of Foundation of Media Professionals v. Union of India & Anr, popularly known…
Restoration of 4G Internet in Kashmir – A Question of Right to Life?
Ever since the beginning of the month, The Supreme Court of India has been hearing pleas regarding the restoration of 4G internet in India’s Kashmir. Vide the order dated 26th March 2020, The Jammu & Kashmir government had restricted the internet speed in Kashmir to 2G speed. This restriction on the speed of the internet…