The Indian Supreme Court on Friday described freedom of speech and access to the Internet, as fundamental rights protected under the Constitution while directing the government to immediately review curb orders imposed in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Soon after India banned the use of Internet and phone facilities in the region Aug. 4, a day ahead it scrapped autonomy of the region, Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of the English language daily, Kashmir Times approached the apex court, seeking relaxation of curbs.

The communication blockade hit the media industry below the belt. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Bhasin, 52, said

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