KK Venugopal added: “We have now an extraordinary judgment which has upheld the right to privacy as a major fundamental right which, if we look into the newspapers or TV, has been welcomed by every single person in this country.
The event was also attended by Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The CJI said he was born in Kenya when it was a British colony. His forefathers had migrated there fleeing their home in Lahore to evade arrest by British.
The direction assumed significance as the Tripura High Court at Agartala has only three serving judges including the Chief Justice against the sanctioned strength of four and in the event of recusal either by a single judge bench or by a division bench it becomes impossible that the matter can be heard at the same high court.