The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central government on a plea challenging internet shutdowns to prevent cheating in exams.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit directed the Central government to inform to address the issue and if a standard protocol exists.
“We issue notice only to the Union of India. Union to indicate whether there are standard protocol with respect to grievance raised. We would like to see what is the protocol when it is about exams etc or bank exams or public exams,” the apex court said in its order.
Advocate Vrinda Grover, who appeared for the petitioners said that the orders on shutdown of internet are not in the public domain and it requires a lot of work to get them.
The apex court then issued notice to the Central government alone.