August 25, 2017 12:18 pm
Right to Privacy: “During discussions with some of my friends, I realised that the Aadhaar scheme was going to be implemented without the law being discussed in Parliament. As a former judge, I felt the executive action was not right. I filed the petition because I felt that my right was affected,’’ he said.
August 25, 2017 10:33 am
“Privacy protects heterogeneity and recognises the plurality and diversity of our culture,” Justice D Y Chandrachud wrote in his order for himself and Chief Justice J S Khehar and three others.
August 25, 2017 10:24 am
Justice S A Bobde noted that Attorney General K K Venugopal had said during the hearing that “the right of privacy may at best be a common law right, but not a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution”.
August 25, 2017 10:30 am
Since the nine-judge bench only had to answer whether right to privacy is a fundamental right, the judgment did not spell out the contours of the right to privacy on the Internet that technology giants must respect.
August 25, 2017 10:25 am
The orders — there were six in all — made it clear that this right could not be absolute and would be “subject to the restrictions specified”. Justice Chandrachud wrote for himself, Chief Justice Khehar and Justices Agrawal and Nazeer while the remaining five wrote their own orders.
August 25, 2017 10:45 am
The court expressed its disagreement with the reasoning of a two-judge Bench of the Supreme Court in the Suresh Kumar Koushal vs Naz Foundation case of December 2013, and the way it had dealt with the privacy-dignity based claims of LGBT persons.
August 25, 2017 10:46 am
Sonia Gandhi said, “The Supreme Court judgment on fundamental right to privacy heralds a new era for individual rights, personal liberty and human dignity..."
August 25, 2017 10:41 am
While the ruling party members invoked Emergency to counter what they called “mischievous propaganda” by the Congress, they also sought to protect the Aadhaar legislation
August 25, 2017 10:37 am
In Selvi vs State of Karnataka, the court noted that right to privacy is enshrined in Article 20(3), the right against self-incrimination.
August 25, 2017 10:36 am
Delhi High Court’s order read down Section 377 pertaining to sexual intercourse “against the order of nature” so as to decriminalise sex between consenting adults while maintaining that the section will still be applicable in cases of non-consensual sex or sex with minors.