New Delhi: Supreme Court's verdict on Right to Privacy is out. Here is allyou want to know about this historic judgement:
-The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right and is an integral part of the right to life and liberty.
-The ruling by a nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar will have a bearing on the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its violating the right to privacy.
-9-judge Constitution bench headed by CJI Justice JSKhehar rules RightToPrivacy protected intrinsically as part of rights under Article 21
-SupremeCourt declares RightToPrivacy as fundamental right under the Constitution
-The Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, had heard marathon arguments on six days over three weeks.
-A nine-judge Constitution bench had reserved its verdict on the issue on August 2 after voicing concern over possible misuse of personal information in public domain.
-Attorney general K K Venugopal, who had argued that right to privacy cannot be a fundamental right, welcomed the Supreme Court decision.
-It also overruled a 6-judge bench ruling of 1962 in Kharak Singh case for finding that privacy is not a fundamental right.
-Supreme Court said "the 8-judge bench judgment in 1954 in M P Sharma case ruling that privacy is not a fundamental right" is not the correct law.