Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reacting to Supreme Court’s historic verdict said the Centre government is of the view that “Right to Privacy is a fundamental right but it is not an independent fundamental right; it is subject to reasonable restrictions.”
Supreme Court on Thursday while hearing the petitions against Centre's Aadhaar Act upheld Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right for every citizen of India, the verdict is seen as a major setback for the BJP-led Centre government which had argued that privacy is not a fundamental right.
Here are the top quotes of Ravi Shankar Prasad on landmark judgement:
# Right to Privacy is a fundamental right but it is not an independent fundamental right; it is subject to reasonable restrictions.
# On behalf of the Government of India, Attorney General also argued that Right to Privacy is a part of Fundamental Rights with reasonable restrictions.
# The Supreme Court has taken note of the Committee formed by the Govt on data protection.
# Our Government stands committed to the principles enunciated by the Supreme Court.
# The Aadhaar Act puts in place a tough ecosystem for disclosure of individual data.
# Aadhaar is a technology marvel and completely safe&secure.
# Aadhaar during UPA regime had no protection of the law. We made Aadhaar law and provided the legal framework for the protection of data.