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Feel vindicated, now privacy is a fundamental right says Justice K S Puttaswamy

By Vicky

Justice K S Puttaswamy was the first to file the case in the Supreme Court seeking to declare Right to Privacy as a fundamental right. To get the Supreme Court to overrule an order of an 8 judge Bench is not easy he says.

Justice K S Puttaswamy

I always knew that it would be a unanimous decision and I have pointed out the same earlier as well, he said. He however refrained from commenting on how this case would affect the judgment in the Aadhaar case. It is yet to be seen how it will shape out, he added while also stating that the government will fight it hard.

The Aadhaar case will be judged on its own merits, he said. They are two different cases, but interlinked, he also added. He also added that privacy is different from Aadhaar and will be judged on its own merits.

He further added that he is full satisfied with the result. Everyone is happy and there is nothing to find fault with with the outcome of the verdict, he further added. It is a historic judgment and now Privacy is a Fundamental Right, he also said.

Who is Justice Puttaswamy?

Justice K S Puttaswamy filed the first petition in the Supreme Court seeking to declare Right to Privacy as a fundamental right. Today he is a relieved man with the Supreme Court upholding his contention and declaring privacy as a fundamental right.

Justice K S Puttaswamy was a judge of the Karnataka High Court in the 1970s. Born on February 8 1926, he was educated at the Maharaja's College in Mysore. He studied law at the Government Law College in Bengaluru then Bangalore.

He enrolled as an advocate on January 7 1952.

He was then appointed as an additional government advocate. He was appointed as judge of the Karnataka High Court on November 28 1977. Post this he was appointed as the first vice-chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal on September 1 1986.

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