The Gauhati High Court has ordered Assam government to consider restoration of the internet services.

Internet services in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam remained suspended since Wednesday (December 11) following the violent protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act irrupted in the State.

Assam government officials had said internet services were shutdown to prevent alleged misuse of social media in disturbing peace and to maintain law and order in the state.

After hearing four PILs and considering the difficulties faced by people, a division bench of the high court comprising chief justice Ajay Lamba and Justice Achintya Malla Bujorbarua passed the order on Tuesday directing the state government to consider restoration of Internet services.

The order also said that while restoring the services, the authorities should take into consideration the input of the prevailing situation.

The court fixed December 19 as the next date of hearing.

The PILs were filed by journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, advocate Bonoshri Gogoi and others on the issue of suspension of internet services.

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