Right to privacy is a fundamental right, says SC: Arvind Kejriwal welcomes verdict
Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on right to privacy as a fundamental right.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on right to privacy as a fundamental right.
"Thank you Supreme Court for this very important judgement," the Chief Minister tweeted, minutes after the landmark decision by the apex court.
Thank u SC for this v important judgement
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 24, 2017
The ruling by a nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right and is an integral part of the right to life and liberty.
The judgment would have a bearing on the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its violating the right to privacy.
The petition claims that the appointment of the panel was made in violation of Article 77, which states that every executive action or order of the Central government has to be taken or issued in the name of the President, and hence unconstitutional and illegal
The CJI was speaking after inaugurating the live streaming facility at the Gujarat High Court through video link