x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   14 yrs on, errors left unaddressed by PWD | Ek Se Bhaley Do! Omar lives in 2 Govt bungalows at Gupkar | Teachers enjoy attachment at DSEJ | Politicians shielding doctors shrieking duties | COVID-19: 15 more die,1330 fresh cases in J&K | Udhampur: CT Scan non-functional for 8 months | Kishtwar: Block Diwas witnesses ugly scenes | Schools to reopen in J&K from Sept 21 | Centre rushes team to Jammu to help contain Covid-19 | LG launches NGDRS in J&K | Muster courage and speak up | Changing fortunes of modern Afghanistan | “Bamboo as green gold” in J&K | Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation mode | SSP demands jobs to JK youth in paramilitary forces | DG Social Welfare participates in Jan Abhiyan Programme at Samba | Purnima Sharma inaugurates RO Water Cooler in Ward No. 01. | Councilors of MC Akhnoor call on Director ULB | Sankat Mochan Path continues in Raghunath Temple to ward off COVID-19 | MYC demands to make functional internet dish installed at Govt buildings | JKTF holds meeting, discusses several issues of teaching fraternity | COVID-19: Govt evacuates 4,60,557 stranded JK residents; 3,26,813 via Lakhanpur, 1,33,744 through special trains | Salal Power station celebrates Vishwkarma day | Dulhasti Power Station conducts quarterly meeting of OLIC | MPDA seeks LG’s intervention over issues pertaining to Transport Nagar | SBI organises DLRC meeting in Jammu | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | M Raju listens to public issues at Reasi Panchayat | Govt constitues LG Secretariat References Monitoring Cell | Govt bans private schools from collecting capitation fee | Advisor Baseer Khan listens people’s issues at Jammu | Dandesar reeling under darkness; residents protest against PDD | UDA asks JMC to start fogging, spraying in Jammu city | Doda admin deputes health surveillance team in containment zones | Let Punjabi also be included as official language of J&K: Subash Gupta | Jan Abhiyan: Samba admin prioritizes filling of infrastructural gaps for improving essential services | Jan Sunwai cum Jan Adhikaar camp held at Block Basohli | Transporters charging exorbitant fare in Poonch, alleges JKIM | Day 117: Jammu, Srinagar Airports receive 29 domestic flights with 3,719 passengers aboard | Medical Assistants Association calls on JKAP leader Yasar Choudhary | Youth wing Rajput Sabha to observe hunger strike on Sep 21 | BJYM seeks intervention of LG over hike in COVID-19 cases | Employees appeal LG Manoj Sinha to intervene | Drug Mafia begins to harvest cannabis crop in South Kashmir | Sanitation tunnels installed by SMC go defunct within months in civil Secretariat Sgr | Indian army gives befitting reply to aggression | DB asks CS to examine availability of funds | Huge cache of narcotics worth crores recovered in Baramulla, four arrested | Naib Tehsildars to issue Domicile Certificates to PRC holders | DYSS organizes zonal district level tournament | Online J&K Taekwondo Talent Hunt – 2020 concludes | Condition of J&K Hospitals put staff, patients at risk : Kavinder Gupta | TMF appeals JMC Mayor to conduct fogging drive in Jammu city | KVK Reasi celebrates Poshan Maah-2020 | ‘Sports to give new direction to JK youth’: Lt Governor | Nagrad Adbi Sangam’s Tarahi Ghazal Mushaira session concludes | Hindi Week celebrations culminates | Cong launches drive against haphazard parking in lanes of old city | Swami Vivekananda Hospital condoles Yash Pal Puri’s demise | DPS students participate in debate competition | YCET organizes 2nd International Conference RISET-20 on Industry 4.0 G | Ladakh to get all-weather connectivity with two roads from Manali soon | Ambulance transporting liquor to Kishtwar caught, driver arrested | Cong concerned over safety of school children | Man wanted in hit-and-run case arrested after 12 years | HC issues directions to hold election of KCCI on Oct 22 | Intelligentsia must come forward to save Jammu: Harsh | Dwivedi discusses action plan to revive carpet sector in J&K | Back Issues  
 
news details
Explore possibility of restoring 4G internet service in certain areas: SC to Jammu and Kashmir
8/7/2020 11:46:17 PM

Agencies

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Supreme Court Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to explore the possibility of restoring 4G services in certain areas of the Union Territory, which sought time for instructions on the issue saying a new Lieutenant Governor of the UT has just been appointed.
Manoj Sinha has been appointed the new LG of Jammu and Kashmir, after GC Murmu resigned from the post on Wednesday night and was appointed Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Thursday. High-speed Internet service in J-K has been suspended since August last year when the Centre announced revocation of its special status and bifurcation of the state into two UTs -- Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The top court told the administration that with the change of LG, nothing changes as the special committee is there to look into the issue.
A bench of Justices N V Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and B R Gavai adjourned the hearing for August 11, on the contempt plea filed by an NGO seeking restoration of 4G internet service in the UT.
The apex court was hearing a plea of the NGO seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the Union Home Secretary and Chief Secretary of J-K for their alleged "wilful disobedience" in complying with the court's May 11 order.
At the outset, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the J-K administration, told the bench that he needs to take instructions as the LG has changed there and new LG has taken over.
The bench said that with the change of LG, nothing changes as the high powered committee is there to look into the issue.
It said the court cannot say what the situation is on the ground level but the issue is that the matter should not be delayed.
The bench asked Mehta to take instructions on whether 4G services can be restored in certain areas.
Mehta said there is no intention to delay the issue as the top court's order has been complied with in letter and spirit and he would take instructions.
The bench told Mehta that he has to explain as to under what circumstances the former LG had reportedly said that the 4G internet service can be restored and what was the basis of that statement.
Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, appearing for the petitioner NGO raised the issue of time sought by the respondents repeatedly in the matter.
The bench told Ahmadi that he must also be aware of the changes and asked him to wait for two more days.
It said that strictly speaking, the matter can be disposed of but the court needs to see under what circumstances that statement was reportedly made by Murmu.
The bench told Mehta that there is no question of further adjournment and he should take instructions on the issue.
Mehta said earlier they had filed response to the petition and then there was some subsequent interview given by the LG.
On July 28, the Centre and the J-K administration had told the top court that it will verify reported statements made by Murmu and BJP leader Ram Madhav that 4G Internet service can be restored in the Union Territory, and sought time to file a reply to the rejoinder affidavit filed by an NGO.
A contempt plea has been filed by an NGO Foundation for Media Professionals seeking action against authorities for not complying with the apex court's direction on restoration of 4G internet services.
On July 16, the Centre and J-K administration had told the top court that a special committee has been set up as per the court's directive to consider the issue of restoration of 4G Internet services in the Union Territory.
Venugopal, while claiming that incidents of terrorism are on the rise there, had told the court that no contempt was made out against the authorities as they have complied with the directives of the apex court.
On May 11, the top court had ordered setting up of a "special committee" headed by the Union Home Secretary to consider pleas for restoration of 4G internet services in J-K, saying national security and human rights need to be balanced in view of the fact that the UT has been "plagued with militancy".
The contempt plea filed by the NGO has alleged that authorities concerned have not yet constituted the special committee in line with the top court's order.
It has also urged the apex court to summon the Union Home Secretary and Chief Secretary of UT of Jammu and Kashmir to explain their position with respect to the alleged non-compliance of the court's directions.
The plea said that the Jammu and Kashmir administration had on May 27 passed an order continuing the restriction on mobile Internet speeds to 2G in all districts throughout the UT without any restriction by time or region.
Besides the contempt plea, the petitioner has also filed an application seeking directions to the authorities to notify the constitution of the special committee within three working days.
The application has sought an interim direction to the authority to restore 4G mobile internet services in Jammu and Kashmir, pending disposal of the plea and also the decision by the special committee.
The court had earlier taken note of the submissions of the Centre that continuous infiltration, foreign influence, violent extremism and issues of national integrity are prevalent in J-K.
The apex court's May 11 order had come on the pleas filed by the Foundation for Media Professionals and others seeking restoration of 4G services in the UT.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU