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Read: ‘Privacy Is the Constitutional Core of Human Dignity’

Full text of the judgment by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justices R.K. Agrawal, D.Y. Chandrachud and S. Abdul Nazeer declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar. Credit: PTI

Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that Indians enjoy a fundamental right to privacy, that it is intrinsic to life and liberty and thus comes under Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

The Wire is reproducing here the full text of the lead judgment, authored by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and co-signed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justices A. Abdul Nazeer and R.K. Agrawal. Four other judges produced independent judgments, all in concurrence.

Judgment of Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justices R.K. Agrawal, S. Abdul Nazeer and D.Y. Chandrachud by The Wire on Scribd