Supreme Court passes landmark judgement, upholds Right to Privacy as ‘fundamental’

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court today upheld the Right to Privacy as “a fundamental right.”

The verdict was given as soon as the nine-judge Constitution bench of the apex court resumed the hearing on the case on Thursday morning.

The Supreme Court overruled the M.P. Sharma (1962) and Kharak Singh (1954) judgement and held that the Right to Privacy as a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, in an unanimous decision of the nine-judge bench.

Following this, a five-judge constitutional bench will decide whether the Aadhar violates the Right to Privacy or not.

The Supreme Court, earlier on August 2, had reserved its judgement over the issue of whether right to privacy is fundamental or not.

On July 26, the Centre told the apex court that there is a fundamental right to privacy, which is a ‘wholly qualified right’ too.

The Centre made this submission before the nine-judge Constitution bench.

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