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Analysis Internet Shutdowns; Fundamental Right; Judiciary; Reasonable Restrictions

Analysis Internet Shutdowns; Fundamental Right; Judiciary; Reasonable Restrictions; Constitutional Validity

Kostubh Pant, National Law University, Jodhpur


In today's era internet has become a critical part of everyone's lives. This paper evaluates the right to the internet as a fundamental right through constitutional ethos. In past years there has been an increase in internet crackdown by the Centre Indian government and by various state governments. Various tests are established as precedents by the Supreme court of India or different High courts in the country. In addition to this, the paper also sheds on the international standing of the right to the internet. The method of research I opted to complete this paper was doctrinal research from secondary sources. A significant part of the paper has been researched through articles available in web databases by scholars on the subject. The finding of the paper was that every order that curbs the right to the internet should go under the test of Articles 14, 19, and 21; otherwise, the order would not be in line with the constitution of India.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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