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Posted on 05.10.17 by

Azam Khan Case: Freedom of Speech and Expression – Day 1 – 7 Arguments

On 29th July 2016, a young girl and her mother were allegedly gang-raped on National Highway 91, while passing through Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. When the victim filed a complaint, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan made a statement terming it a ‘political conspiracy against the Uttar Pradesh Government’. The victims approached the Supreme Court and filed a writ petition… Read More

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Posted on 06.09.17 by

Whatsapp-Facebook Privacy Case- Day 4 Arguments

Karmanya Singh Sareen vs. Union of India (SLP (C) No. 804/2017) will decide if Whatsapp’s data sharing deal with Facebook violates the user’s right to privacy. Today, a 5-Judge Bench, consisting of Justices Dipak Misra, A. K Sikri, Amitava Roy, A. M. Khanvilkar and M. M. Shantagoudar, heard arguments on maintainability of the case. Ms. Madhavi Divan, appearing for the Petitioners, began by noting… Read More

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Posted on 05.08.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 5 Arguments (Rakesh Dwivedi)

Mr Rakesh Dwivedi, representing the State of Gujarat, followed Mr Tushar Mehta on August 1st, 2017. He began by sketching out the three constitutional constructs proposed in the arguments so far: i) The Petitioners’ argument that privacy was implied under Article 21 as an element of due process, as per Maneka Gandhi; ii) Mr Sundaram… Read More

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Posted on 01.08.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 5 Arguments (Tushar Mehta)

Mr. Tushar Mehta, the Additional Solicitor General representing the Unique Identification Authority of India, followed Mr Sundaram on August 1st, 2017. He argued that the right to privacy was not a Fundamental Right and that Kharak Singh was good law. Mr. Mehta began with the observation that academic opinion was largely unanimous on the right to… Read More

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Posted on 21.07.17 by

Whatsapp-Facebook Privacy Case – Day 3 Arguments

Karmanya Singh Sareen vs. Union of India (SLP (C) No. 804/2017) will decide if Whatsapp’s data sharing deal with Facebook violates the user’s right to privacy. Today, a 5-Judge Bench, consisting of Justices Dipak Misra, A. K Sikri, Amitava Roy, A. M. Khanvilkar and M. M. Shantagoudar, partly heard arguments on maintainability of the case. Mr. Harish Salve, representing… Read More

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Posted on 20.07.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 2 Arguments (Arvind Datar)

Mr. Arvind Datar began the second day of arguments before the 9 Judge Bench hearing the right to privacy case by responding to questions raised by the Bench on the scope of the right to privacy with additional written submissions. He reiterated that ‘the fundamental right to privacy is not contained in any one article, but has… Read More

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Posted on 20.07.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 2 Arguments (Anand Grover)

Mr. Anand Grover followed Mr. Arvind Datar on Day 2 of the 9 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court on whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution of India, 1950. Mr. Anand Grover began by noting that while English common law recognises a right against trespass of the body, American common… Read More

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Posted on 20.07.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 2 Arguments (Meenakshi Arora)

Ms. Meenakshi Arora began by surveying the case law over the years to show that such a right had already been recognized. She pointed out that Kharak Singh vs. State of Uttar Pradesh (1962) implicitly recognized the right to privacy when it relied on Wolf vs. Colorado (1949) to strike down Regulation 236(b) of the U.P. Police Regulations. The stray sentence in Kharak… Read More

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Posted on 19.07.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 1 Arguments (Soli Sorabjee & Shyam Divan)

Mr. Soli Sorabjee and Mr. Shyam Divan, followed Mr. Gopal Subramanium on Day 1 of the 9 Judge Bench hearing on whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution of India, 1950. Mr. Soli Sorabjee sought the Court’s permission to submit a written note. He submitted that privacy is inalienable and crucial for the… Read More