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Man Is Not a Creature of the State: Justice J. Chelameswar

Full text of the judgment by Justice J. Chelameswar declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice J. Chelameswar. Credit: Youtube

Justice J. Chelameswar. Credit: Youtube

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 judgment includes within it five separate judgments from different judges, though the conclusion is unanimous. The Wire is reproducing here full text of the judgment by Justice J. Chelameswar.

Justice Chelameswar’s judgment by The Wire on Scribd

  • ashok759

    Very true, Your Lordship. Many would say, the state is a creation of the humble citizen.