The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Right to Privacy is a Fundamental Right as guaranteed by the Constitution while hearing a batch of petitions in the Aadhaar case.
A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar ruled that "right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under Article 21 and entire Part III of the Constitution".
The nine judges unanimously overruled the two earlier judgements of the apex court that Right to Privacy is not protected under the Constitution.
Here is how people reacted on Twitter:
Thank u SC for this v important judgement— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 24, 2017
Final Score -— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) August 24, 2017
Privacy 9:0 Aadhaar#RightToPrivacy
#RightToPrivacy is more powerful than we can understand at the moment. It's the perfect time to fight for greater rights for our people .— Pankhuri Pathak (@pankhuripathak) August 24, 2017
The #RightToPrivacy was, is and will always remain non-negotiable in a Democracy. Wonder how SC ruled otherwise on previous teri occasions.— Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) August 24, 2017
With the SC declaring the #RightToPrivacy as a fundamental right I will get a boost in my writ to ban cow vigilantes or Gau rakshaks 1n— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) August 24, 2017
SC: "Privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution".
Govts can go & take a walk. Ha!