NEW DELHI 

India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered reviewing all restrictions including a five-month-long Internet shutdown in Indian-administered Kashmir.

The restrictions were imposed on Aug. 4, a day ahead of scrapping the special status of the region.

The apex court described restrictions unconstitutional and held that right to the Internet is a fundamental right while interpreting Article 19 (1) of the Indian Constitution, that guarantees the right to freedom of speech and expression.

The judgment was delivered by a bench of Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy, and BR Gavai after they concluded hearing on various petitions challenging Internet ban

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