Supreme Court declares right to privacy as fundamental right under Constitution | Top reactions

Updated On : 24 Aug , 2017 , 12:14 PM
SC declares right to privacy as fundamental right | Top reactions (File photo)
SC declares right to privacy as fundamental right | Top reactions (File photo)
New Delhi:

In a historic decision which will impact the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution.

A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under Article 21 and entire Part III of the Constitution”.

Here are the top reactions:

Sitaram Yechury

Congratulations to all lawyers, activists, others who fought this govt’s sinister designs to deny Indians their fundamental right to privacy. A far-reaching judgement which will have consequences in various domains, as technology is playing a greater role in our day-to-day lives. We have been opposed to mandatory Aadhaar, data misuse by foreign tech corporates. This judgement will pave the way for securing our rights

Randeep Surjewala

Path breaking and seminal judgement of Supreme Court declares ‘Privacy’ as fundamental right. A great victory for liberty and freedom. S.C rejects Modi Govt’s attempt to whittle down the right to privacy as a fundamental right by AG’s plea of no mention in Constitution.

Subramanian Swamy

Welcome the SC judgment that Right to Privacy is a fundamental Right under Article 21 of the Constitution. Now onto Aadhar modification.

P Chidambaram

Privacy is a fundamental right. The freedom that was won in 1947 has been enriched and enlarged. Privacy is the core of personal liberty. Article 21 has acquired a new magnificence.

Salman Khurshid

Privacy Fundamental Right has far reaching implications 4 our democracy. Celebrate the defeat of forces that wish to intrude in our lives. Hope cheer leaders remember the govt aggressively opposed Privacy Right before Court. Shall await ministers congratulating the PM for this.

Omar Abdullah

I have a right to privacy and it’s a fundamental one. Yeyy.

Arvind Kejriwal

Thank you SC for this very important judgement.

First Published : Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:04 PM
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