Right to Privacy a fundamental right? Meet the 9 judges who will deliver the verdict
The Supreme Court on Thursday held that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. The verdict was delivered by a nine judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar. The Bench in a unanimous decision held that right to privacy is a fundamental right.
It was a rare occasion in the Supreme Court considering the Bench strength. Meet the nine judges who will decide if Right to Privacy is a fundamental Right.
Chief Justice of India J S Khehar
Jagdish Singh Khehar is the 44th Chief Justice of India. He succeeded Chief Justice TS Thakur on January 4, 2017. Khehar had been involved in major judgments in the past few years, including the 2G spectrum scam case and the case against Sahara chief Subrata Roy. He was elevated to the Supreme Court on September 13 2011.
Justice J Chelameswar
Justice Jasti Chelameswar was appointed to the Supreme Court on October 10, 2011. Prior to being named to the Supreme Court, he served as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court from May 2007 to March 2010 and Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court from March 2010 to October 2011.
Justice S A Bobde
Justice Bodbe was elevated to the Supreme Court on April 12, 2013, prior to which he served as a judge in the Bombay High Court and Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Justice R K Agarwal
Justice R K Agrawal was appointed to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014. In October 2013, he was appointed the acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.
Justice R F Nariman
Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman was a senior counsel at the Supreme Court of India before being elevated as a judge in the apex court on 7 July 2014. Nariman also served as India's solicitor-general between 27 July 2011 and 4 February 2013. Son of distinguished jurist Fali S Nariman, he began his legal career in 1979.
Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre
Justice A M Sapre was appointed to the Supreme Court on August 13, 2014 by then President Pranab Mukherjee. Prior to serving in the Supreme Court, Sapre served as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court and also as the first ever Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court.
Justice D Y Chandrachud
Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud was appointed to the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016. Prior to that, he was the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and a judge of the Bombay High Court. He is a known expert on human rights.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Justice Kaul was appointed to the SC in February this year. He has earlier served as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and later as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. He also served as a judge of the Delhi High Court.
Justice S Abdul Nazeer
He was born in 1958 in Karnataka's Moodbidri. He enrolled as an advocate in 1983 before being elevated as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court in 2003. He became a permanent judge of the Karnataka High Court on 24 September 2004. Nazeer was elevated to the Supreme Court in February 2017.