The Supreme court on 24th August held that privacy is a fundamental right in the Constitution of India. This is the new privacy law by the Government. But it is not absolute fundamental right as compared to other rights.
The top court’s judgment has so many implications, most essential for the debate on Aadhaar, as it’s a biometrics-based human identification number that has been stated compulsory for several government benefits and services. It might open the door to turn over section 377 of the Indian penal code, which criminalises homosexual sex.
The government stood by its earlier assertion that privacy “is not an absolute right, it must be subject to some reasonable restrictions” Said Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Law Minister.
Some are arguing in favor of this privacy law, and some are against to it.
Rahul Gandhi reacted to the new privacy law by saying “ “Welcome the SC verdict upholding #RightToPrivacy as an intrinsic part of individual’s liberty, freedom & dignity. It is a victory for every Indian. SC decision marks a major blow to fascist forces. A sound rejection of the BJP’s ideology of suppression through surveillance.”
— With Rahul Gandhi (@RwdRG) August 25, 2017
See how tweeties reacts to Privacy Law Judgement. Twitter takes it to the other level and makes hilarious jokes regarding it!
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) August 24, 2017
So people have right to stash black money? Salaried class like me are stupidly paying taxes as our employer discloses our income to IT dept
— Sameer (@masemaree) August 24, 2017
Supreme Court says that #RightToPrivacy is a fundamental right, no more personal questions plz.
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) August 24, 2017
Nothing personal but Potty saaf hui hogi aaj?
— Prasad Krishnapurkar (@krishnapurkar) August 24, 2017
— Being Genius (@Genius_003) August 24, 2017
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) August 24, 2017
— mediocre gandhi (@mediocregandhi) August 24, 2017
Mom :itni raat ko kisse baat kar raha hai, phone dikha
Me :SC declares right to privacy as fundamental right
Me *gives phone*
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 24, 2017
This is called as Right to privacy with some restrictions!
— Delhi se hu bhench*d (@delhichatter) August 24, 2017
But the government can have none of it because Privacy is my Fundamental Right.
— फा बा (@MukeshPathakji) August 24, 2017
— Troy SK (@troysk704) August 24, 2017
Will Dr Batra stop spamming us now ? #RightToPrivacy
— Vivek Prabhu (@VivPrab) August 24, 2017