Supreme Court rules that privacy is fundamental right
Nine-judge bench declares that it is protected by the Constitution
India’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution, according to media reports.
A nine-judge bench stated that “the Right to Privacy is an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution.”
Headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar, the bench comprised Justices J Chelameswar, SA Bobde, RK Agrawal, RF Nariman, AM Sapre, DY Chandrachud, SK Kaul and S Abdul Nazeer.