Posted on 29.08.17 by Disha Chaudhry
On 24th August, 2017 a 9 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous verdict in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy vs. Union of India and other connected matters, affirming that the Constitution of India guarantees to each individual a fundamental right to privacy. Although unanimous, the verdict saw 6 separate concurring decisions. Justice Chandrachud authored the decision speaking for himself, Justices Khehar and R.K. Agarwal and Abdul Nazeer. The remaining 5 judges each wrote individual concurring judgments.
The conclusion arrived at by the Bench in the concurring judgments records plurality of opinions and the various facets of privacy that have made their way into the reasoning. This post is the second in a two part series and records the decisions rendered by Nariman J., Sapre J. and S. K. Kaul J.
S. K. Kaul J.
“The right of privacy is a fundamental right. It is a right which protects the inner sphere of the individual from interference from both State, and non-State actors and allows the individuals to make autonomous life choices.”
Copy of the 9 Judge Bench judgment on the Right to Privacy
The first part of this two part series on the Right To Privacy verdict can be accessed here.
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