Within a span of few days, the Supreme Court has come up with another landmark judgment concerning masses. After calling triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’ and banning it on August 22, the apex court on August 24 ruled that ‘Privacy is a fundamental right’.
The judgment passed by a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court unanimously overruled the 55-year-old former judgment of the top court. The earlier judgments included an eight-judge bench judgment in the MP Sharma case and a six-judge bench judgment in Kharak Singh case had ruled that privacy is not a fundamental right.
The bench comprising J Chelameswar, S A Bobde, R K Agrawal, R F Nariman, A M Sapre, D Y Chandrachud, Sanjay K Kaul and S Abdul Nazeer.Chief was led by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar.
“Right to privacy” is an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution,” the SC said.
Though the Aadhar issue has been kept on hold by the top court, the current judgment now allows the citizens to say no to their biometric authentication.