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Privacy fundamental right but with reasonable restrictions, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

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.”


By   |  Updated On : August 24, 2017 05:15 PM
Privacy not independent fundamental right, has reasonable restrictions, says Ravi Shankar Prasad (ANI photo)

Privacy not independent fundamental right, has reasonable restrictions, says Ravi Shankar Prasad (ANI photo)

New Delhi :  

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:

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# 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.

First Published: Thursday, August 24, 2017 04:40 PM
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