The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government has requested the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss a plea seeking restoration of 4G services in the valley.

To this end, the J&K government has insisted on 2G services for e-learning activities and has informed the SC that 2G internet is sufficient to download the apps and browse video lectures.

The move comes as J&K administration believes that high-speed internet will enable the spread of fake news/rumours and transfer of heavy data files which may be utilised by terror outfits. Further, it added that the complaint redressal mechanism is in place and the speed of 2G internet is sufficient to send emails and complaints to the concerned authorities for their redressal.

As per the J&K administration, the right to access the internet is not a fundamental right and the right to carry on any trade or business through the medium of internet can be curtailed.