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    Supreme Court unlocks expansive notions of freedom

    In a landmark judgment last week, the Supreme Court (SC) junked Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that denied a sizeable minority of the LGBT community the right to pursue its sexual orientation. In doing so, a five-member Constitution bench of the apex court unanimously articulated, through four separate judgments, that the Indian society must respect the rights of the LGBT community to live with dignity as part of the right

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    Delhi: Data belongs to individuals, not companies, says TRAI

    New Delhi: Data belongs to individual users, TRAI has said, urging strong safeguards against misuse. It has further suggested that consumers be given the right to choice, consent and to be forgotten to safeguard their privacy. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Monday released its recommendations on privacy, security and ownership of data in the telecom sector, wherein it has said that each user owns his/her personal data stored with entities

  • Flashback 2017: A quick recap of the year that was

    It is again that time of the year, when no matter how big or small you are, you want to reflect over the past year and think about things that went right and things that went wrong. Remember the rights and hope to keep repeating them in the year to come and to take the wrongs in the stride, evaluate them and make better decisions.
    The previous year was full of ups and downs like

  • Centre tells Surpeme Court that it is overstepping its boundaries

    New Delhi: In an affront to the Supreme Court, Attorney General K K Venugopal told it on Thursday that it was overstepping its boundaries and intruding into the legislative arena by expanding the scope of the fundamental rights with “judicial legislations” that will take 40 to 100 years to implement.

  • Supreme Court’s judgement on privacy protects Aadhar: Arun Jaitley

    Washington: The recent Supreme Court order on the right to privacy lays down the correct exemptions which protects Aadhar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. Jaitley, who is in the US to attend the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, was responding to a question at the prestigious Columbia University on how the government is planning to handle Aadhar after the recent Supreme Court decision on the right to

  • Supreme Court verdict wake up call for gender justice

    The Supreme Court judgement quashing instant triple talaq – talaq-e-bidaat – is not only a big relief for Muslim women who suffer unilateral and irrevocable invalidation of marriage, but also a liberating step in their fight for justice against unjust and archaic practices. That the judgment is a result of petitions by Muslim women who have suffered gender injustice is heartening. Even more heartening is the fact that the five-judge bench majority verdict will

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    Privacy judgment to open floodgates

    The unintended but inevitable consequence of last week’s emphatic Supreme Court judgment on a citizen’s right to privacy is that it will open the floodgates of litigation. Some of these, such as the challenge to Aadhar and the assault on the archaic legislation criminalising homosexuality, were inbuilt into the Supreme Court case. These will now be tested against the principle of what constitutes “reasonable” intrusions into individual privacy by the state.

  • Supreme Court decision a major blow to fascist forces: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the right to privacy, saying the decision was “a major blow to fascist forces” and the rejection of BJP’s ideology of “suppression through surveillance”.

  • Congress hails Supreme Court’s Right to Privacy decision

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court’s judgement declaring the Right to Privacy a fundamental right and said that it rejected the Narendra Modi-led government’s attempt to whittle it down.

  • Supreme Court upholds right to privacy, terms it fundamental right

    New Delhi: In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. 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”.

  • Aadhaar case: Supreme Court judgment on right to privacy today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Thursday whether right to privacy is a fundamental right – that would have a bearing on the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its being violative of the right to privacy.

  • Right to privacy not fundamental right: Centre to Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court since privacy was multifaceted, it could not be treated as a fundamental right. Attorney General K K Venugopal resumed his arguments before a nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, stressing that it was not a fundamental right.

  • Four non-BJP ruled states move Supreme Court in favour of Right to Privacy

    New Delhi: Four non-BJP ruled states, including Karnataka and West Bengal, today moved the Supreme Court seeking to intervene in the ongoing hearing on the issue of whether the Right to Privacy can be declared as one of the Fundamental Rights under the Constitution. Besides Karnataka and West Bengal, two Congress-led states of Punjab and Puducherry took a stand opposite to the Central government which had said that Right to Privacy is

  • Right to privacy: Two cases Supreme Court will look to decide privacy a fundamental right

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to set up a nine-judge bench to decide whether privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian constitution. The bench will revisit the question of privacy 5 decades after the Apex court decided that privacy is not a basic right for citizens. If the bench decides that it is a fundamental right then the issue, then a five-judge constitution bench will decide the contours of this