Attorney general told to Supreme Court that 4G internet will be restored in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Trial basis
Attorney General KK Venugopal on Tuesday told to the Bench of Apex Court who was hearing the contempt petition in the restoration of 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir matter that the Special Committee was of the view that the situation in Jammu & Kashmir is still not good to restore internet Services of 4G in Jammu & Kashmir.
AG stated that the special committee held a meeting on August 10.The committee stated that High speed internet could be restored in certain area on trial basis. The area should have low threshold of terrorist activities. AG submitted that one district in Jammu and one in Kashmir could get 4G internet on trial basis after Aug 15.There will be a review of situation after 2 months.
The bench of Justices NV Ramana & Surya Kant was hearing the petition seeking contempt action against Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Chief Secretary, U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir alleging non-compliance of the May 11 judgment of the Supreme Court, which had directed that a “Special Committee” be constituted to “immediately” to determine the necessity of continued restriction of mobile internet speeds in Jammu & Kashmir to 2G only.
On the last hearing, bench had asked the Solicitor General to seek instructions in whether 4G Internets could be restored in certain areas and to not restrict his reply only to the question of contempt.