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2024, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Right to internet access as a basic human right in democracy


Author(s): Siddharth Singh

Abstract: The internet has emerged as a powerful tool in the 21st century, enhancing transparency, access to information, and citizen participation in democratic societies. In India, where internet access has become integral to daily life and is considered a fundamental right, the increasing number of internet users underscores its significance. However, despite its importance, internet shutdowns have become a frequent occurrence, with detrimental effects on society. This paper explores the concept of the Right to Internet Access as a fundamental right, emphasizing its role in facilitating freedom of speech and expression, the practice of professions and businesses, and access to education. It examines the impact of internet shutdowns on economic activities and fundamental rights, highlighting the legal framework governing such shutdowns and court opinions. Through analysis, it advocates for clear guidelines to prevent arbitrary internet shutdowns, emphasizing the importance of balancing national security with individual rights. The paper concludes by stressing the need for accountability in government actions regarding internet access, ensuring that restrictions are lawful, reasonable, and in alignment with constitutional principles.

DOI: 10.22271/civillaw.2024.v4.i1a.65

Pages: 67-72 | Views: 91 | Downloads: 54

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Siddharth Singh. Right to internet access as a basic human right in democracy. Int J Civ Law Legal Res 2024;4(1):67-72. DOI: 10.22271/civillaw.2024.v4.i1a.65
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