Supreme Court in an earlier plea has already directed the concerned authorities to appoint a special committee led by the Union Home Secretary to “immediately” determine the necessity of continuing the restrictions in J&K.
Moreover in the same plea the court had also directed the panel to examine the “appropriateness” of the petitioners; suggestion to limit the Net restrictions to areas where it was necessary and allow faster Internet (3G or 4G) on a trial basis in certain geographical areas and advise the J&K government on it.
However the administration has not taken any compliance to the same stating that “internet services have been put in place to “curb misuse of data for uploading, downloading, circulation of provocative content on the social media and prevent or reduce rumor mongering and fake news, counter attempts of recruiting gullible youth into the militants’ ranks”. “In the interest of Sovereignty of India “.