SUPREME COURT LANDMARK JUDGMENT ON RIGH TO PRIVACY
In its landmark judgment, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that individual privacy is a "guarantee fundamental right".
The verdict by a nine-judge Constitution bench could now test the validity of Aadhaar, the controversial biometric identification project the government has been pushing but critics have opposed as intrusive.
Issuing the ruling, the bench said right to privacy was at par with right to life and liberty, and that the verdict will protect citizens’ personal freedom from intrusions by the state.
The bench, headed by chief justice JS Khehar, comprises justices J Chelameswar, SA Bobde, RK Agrawal, RF Nariman, AM Sapre, DY Chandrachud, SK Kaul and S Abdul Nazeer.
In the judgment SC held that…
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