The Indian Supreme Court has delivered a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ruling that the ongoing blocking of the internet in the states of Jammu and Kashmir is unlawful. The block on the internet and on phone communications in these sates was put in place shortly after Modi’s government repealed their autonomous status and was accompanied by curfews and the imprisonment of local political leaders. The states are majority Muslim and have been the subject of a long running territorial dispute with Pakistan as well as secessionist terrorism.