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PIL in SC seeks immediate restoration of internet services in JK, landline phones in hospitals

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking directions for the immediate restoration of high-speed internet services and fixed landline phone services across all hospitals and medical establishments of Jammu and Kashmir.Advocate Satya Mitra filed the petition on behalf of doctor Sameer Kaul and one Salim Jahangeer Kirmani.The petition also sought direction to the central government to desist and refrain in future from blocking or suspending internet and fixed landline phone services in hospitals and medical establishments along with mobile phone services of doctors and other staff members working in hospitals and medical establishments of the Jammu and Kashmir.The petitioner said that the directions from the apex court can mitigate the adverse effects on health and medical services in hospitals and medical establishments across Kashmir region due to frequent and prolonged suspension/shutdown of internet services. In the age of digital India, .


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