Access to Internet and Right to Information: A Perspective

  • Aishwarya C R
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  • Aishwarya C R

    Assistant Professor at School of Excellence in Law, India

Abstract

“Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,” Right to information is a cardinal right as it enables an individual to exercise his fundamental rights, right to freedom of speech and expression, right to freedom of association, right to freedom of profession and many more. Right to information also has a crucial role in establishing an effcient demcoratic system by holding the Governement accountable and transparent. Because of the digitalisation, internet has become an important platform facilitating rights. At the same time to control the political unrest or to maintain law and order situation, most of the times this important right is compromised by denying access to internet. In this backdrop, this paper attempts to analyze importance of the access to internet, and the circumstances in which it can be restrained, owing to larger interest of the nation.

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International Journal of Law Managment and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 2846 - 2853

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11716

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