Published: May 5, 2020 1:34:32 am
The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on petitions demanding that mobile Internet speeds be upgraded from 2G to 4G in J&Okay with the Centre and the Union Territory administration opposing the demand, citing nationwide safety considerations.
Responding to arguments that 2G pace was making it tough for folks to entry data on the Internet or seek the advice of docs on-line in the wake of the COVID-19 and lockdown, Attorney General Okay Okay Venugopal advised a bench of Justices N V Ramana, R Subhas Reddy and B R Gavai that “it’s about protection of the lives of the entirety of the population of J&K and not just the patients”.
“We can keep a check on who is giving information and disseminating terrorist propaganda,” Venugopal mentioned, including that the petitions need to be examined in opposition to bigger public curiosity of nationwide safety.
When the courtroom requested how the federal government was taking good care of the COVID-19 state of affairs with regard to the restrictions, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta replied that well being companies are working.
The SG replied there are different areas too in the nation the place there may be both no Internet or solely the provision of 2G, and that there is no such thing as a data that somebody has died of COVID as a result of they didn’t have Internet entry.
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