Access to internet is non-negotiable, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The right to access unbiased internet is non-negotiable, said India’s Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad. He was speaking at the 4th edition book launch of ‘Commentary on the Law of Arbitration’ by Supreme Court judge, Justice Indu Malhotra.

While speaking at the event, Prasad said that we should change the perspective of looking at the world. He highlighted that the world cannot be seen in a conventional way. The emerging economies need to be accorded their place of respect. While referring to an issue of net neutrality, Prasad said, “On the issue of net neutrality, I told Parliament that I will not go into any debate at all. Access to internet in India is plainly non-negotiable. It flows from our right to have information. New Delhi arbitration centre will be completely autonomous. Foreign arbitrators will be permitted. This is our approach.”

The central government is working with a motto to reform and perform in order to transform. The country needs to follow the same motto to stay ahead of the competition. Union Minister said, “his world cannot be seen in a conventional way. Emerging economies will have to be accorded their place of respect. India is receiving investment because India is a huge economy. India has become the fifth-biggest economy of the world.”

The minister also said that access to internet is a non-negotiable issue. He added that the right to information flows back from the free access to have that information.