A Public Interest Litigation has been moved to the Supreme Court of India by the Association of Private Schools of Jammu & Kashmir stating that the lack of 4G connectivity of internet in Jammu and Kashmir is violating the fundamental right to education.
The plea was filed against the orders passed by the government dating 18.01.2020, 24.01.2020, 26.03.2020 and 03.04.2020 which led to the imposition of constraint on Internet Speed.
The plea was filed by Advocate Soaybi Qureshi and Advocate Charu Ambwani.
The petitioners said that lack of connectivity of the internet is disrupting the education of children especially during the times of COVID 19.
The petition states that “It is submitted that Right to Education is the most important of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India which is further empowered by the right to use the Internet as a medium of gaining, obtaining and dissemination of knowledge. Internet as a medium of imparting education, through online courses and classes has become imperative in the present times when the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir continues to be under severe restrictions”
On Thursday, the Supreme Court asked the center and Administration of Jammu and Kashmir to establish a proper internet connection in the Union Territory.