Pleas were filed which also included that of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad challenging the restrictions imposed in Kashmir following abrogation of provisions of Article 370.
The government was also directed to publish all the orders passed regarding the internet clampdown. SC said that access to Internet a fundamental right and must be restricted as per constitutionally allowed parameters. Hence, any restrictions on internet must be proportionate and not irrational.
SC added that Section 144 cannot suppress the right to expression, declaring that internet is a fundamental right, as included in Article 19 of the Constitution, adding that the apex court "is more concerned about the future.,
As reported, on November 21, the Centre had justified restrictions imposed in J&K after the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and said that due to the preventive steps taken, neither a single life was lost nor a single bullet fired.