SC seeks Centre, J&K govt's reply by 27 April on restoration of 4G services in UT

SC seeks Centre, J&K govt's reply by 27 April on restoration of 4G services in UT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration to file their responses by 27 April on a plea seeking restoration of 4G internet services in the Union territory in view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

The top court was told that due to the non-availability of 4G services, several aspects are affected including medical facilities and education services. The Centre opposed the plea by telling the apex court that

It is a question of national security as militancy still poses a serious threat in Jammu and Kashmir and cited a recent incident where hundreds of people gathered in the valley for a funeral of a militant killed by security forces.