Supreme Court Verdict on Right to Privacy

The Supreme Court upon hearing several petitions, questioned the government''s apparent effort to make the unique identification number Aadhaar a must for access to state-sponsored services, taxation and other aspects of regulatory governance. A nine-judge bench was set up headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar to decide whether right to privacy can be declared as a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. This section of the constitution secures every Indian citizen of two fundamental rights: right to life and right to personal liberty, The interpretation of Article 21 has changed over the years to include various rights like the right to know, right to live with human dignity, right to reputation, right against rape, right to healthcare and many more.

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