Right to privacy now in fundamental rights

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In a landmark judgment, The Supreme Court has declared right to privacy as a Fundamental right on Thursday.

A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar has given their verdict that right to privacy is now be protected under Article 21 of the Constitution.

Attorney General, K.K. Venugopal said, “Privacy, as a fundamental right, could have been mentioned in Article 21, but has been omitted. Right to life transcends right to privacy”.

“I do not think that anybody would like to be told by the State as to what they should eat or how they should dress or whom they should be associated with either in their personal, social or political life”, Justice J Chelameswar said.

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