Top Court Dismisses Plea For Free Calls, Data During COVID-19 Lockdown

Top Court Dismisses Plea For Free Calls, Data During COVID-19 Lockdown

 

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking directions to the Centre and other authorities to ensure that free unlimited calling, data usage, and DTH facilities are provided to the subscribers to ease “psychological stress” during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“What kind of petitions are being filed?”, observed a bench of Justices N V Ramana, S K Kaul, and B R Gavai which was hearing the plea through video-conferencing.

The petitioner, advocate Manohar Pratap, told the bench that he would withdraw the plea, which also sought a direction to the health ministry to take appropriate steps to deal with psychological pressure mounting on individuals due` to the lockdown or being kept in quarantine.