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Privacy is a Fundamental Right: ISC

Bdtodays International: Everyone should have the right of keeping his privacy. An Indian High Court ruled out that privacy is not only a privacy but it is a fundamental right. A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that now Indians enjoy a fundamental right to privacy.

On Thursday, the bench, led by Chief Justice JS Khehar, pronounced a unanimous judgement even if the judges had slightly different arguments as to how privacy is intrinsic to right to life and liberty.

In the case of Indian MP Sharma in 1958 and the Kharak Singh in 1961 revealed that the right to privacy is not protected under the Indian constitution.

The judgment includes within it six separate judgments from different judges, though the conclusion is unanimous. The Wire has broken the main judgment into its constituent parts to make it easier to see what the different judges said.

The judgment also included a two-page final order, which states that MP Sharma and Kharak Singh are overruled, and the right to privacy is fundamental.

Bdtodays/ M, H/ 16 October, 2017

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