Right to privacy is a fundamental right – the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
The verdict was delivered by a nine-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, and comprising Justices J Chelameswar, SA Bobde, RK Agrawal, RF Nariman, AM Sapre, DY Chandrachud, SK Kaul and S Abdul Nazeer.
The bench had, on 2 August, reserved its verdict after hearing marathon arguments for six days, over a period of three weeks, during which submissions were advanced in favour and against the inclusion of the right to privacy as a fundamental right.
Union Minister for Information and Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict upholding the Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right.
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