New Delhi: In the midst of anti-Citizenship Act protests, the Gauhati high court comprising Justices Manojit Bhuyan and Saumitra Saikia directed Assam government to restore mobile internet services by 5:00 PM on Thursday based on PILs, stated a report. Notably, broadband services have already been restored in the state, added the report.

After hearing four public interest litigations (PIL) filed by journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, advocates Bonoshri Gogoi, Randeep Sharma and Debakanta Doley, a high court division bench comprising chief justice Ajay Lamba and justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua had on Tuesday passed an order directing the state government to consider the restoration of Internet services across Assam.

Taking stock of the difficulties faced by people, the order was passed directing the authorities to consider inputs on the prevailing situation before restoring internet services in Assam. Notably, the PILs were filed on December 11, after the government suspended both the mobile data and broadband internet services in view of the violent anti-CAA protests.