Aadhaar Case: Right To Privacy Is A Fundamental Right, Centre Tells Supreme Court

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| July 26 , 2017 , 18:30 IST

The Center on Wednesday, in response to a query, told the Supreme Court bench, which is hearing a case on the validation of Aadhaar card that although the right to privacy is a fundamental right, not all its facets will be covered under it.

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal representing the central government told a nine-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar that “There is a fundamental right to privacy, but it is a wholly qualified right since the right to privacy consists of various aspects and is a sub-species of the right to liberty, every aspect of it will not qualify as a fundamental right.”

Venugopal said this as arguments commenced on Wednesday in the course of the hearing by the nine-judge bench on the question whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right.

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Referring the determination of Right to Privacy as a fundamental right to a nine judge bench, the Supreme Court had said, “The determination of this question would essentially entail whether the decision recorded by this Court (in 1954) an eight-Judge Constitution Bench, and also, ... by a six-Judge Constitution Bench (in 1962), that there is no such fundamental right, is the correct expression of the constitutional position.”