On Wednesday, the Supreme Court (SC) declined to hold an urgent hearing on a PIL challenging the Internet shutdown in a few regions of Rajasthan in an effort to stop cheating in competitive exams. The court announced that it will take up the case after the Holi holiday.
“We will not hear this on Friday. We will keep it after the (Holi) vacation.” the bench
The state government shut down internet services to prevent cheating in the recently held competitive examination for the recruitment of school teachers, and this negatively impacted even the functions of the court, according to lawyer Vishal Tiwari, but a bench made up of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P.S. Narasimha disagreed.
Chhaya Rani, who filed the PIL, requested that rules be set down for carrying out the government's directive to shut down the internet. Moreover, it asked for the application of the rules regarding internet shutdowns that the Supreme Court of India established in its ruling in the Anuradha Bhasin case.
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