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Right to Privacy Is a Natural Right: Justice A.M. Sapre

Full text of the judgment by Justice A.M. Sapre declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.

Justice A.M. Sapre. Courtesy: Gauhati high court

Justice A.M. Sapre. Courtesy: Gauhati high court

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 A.M. Sapre.

Justice Sapre’s judgment by The Wire on Scribd