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Privacy Is the Key to Freedom of Thought: Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul

Full text of the judgment by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. Credit: Youtube

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. 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 Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

Justice Kaul’s judgment by The Wire on Scribd