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Privacy a fundamental right: SC judgment in five points

By Vicky

The Supreme Court held that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. A nine judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court over ruled two previous verdicts which had held that Right to Privacy is not a fundamental right.

Privacy a fundamental right: SC judgment in five points
    Right to Privacy is a Fundamental Right, says Supreme Court of India | Oneindia News

    Here is the judgement in a nutshell:

    • SC holds privacy a fundamental right.
    • SC overrules eight judge bench judgment in MP Sharma case and six judge bench judgment in Kharak Singh both of which had ruled that privacy is not a fundamental right.
    • Right to privacy is intrinsic to right to life
    • Right to privacy is also intrinsic to the entire fundamental right chapter of Constitution.
    • SC holds that citizens right to privacy is part of their Fundamental rights, it is part of Article 21 of constitution.

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