The Tribune of India reports:
The central government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the right to privacy was not a fundamental right under the Constitution.
Central government’s arguments came when a Bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar and also composed of Justices SA Bobde and C Nagappan was hearing several petitions challenging the decision of some states to make Aadhaar cards compulsory for a several benefits such as salary, PF disbursements and marriage and property registration.
“Right to privacy is not a fundamental right under our Constitution. It flows from one right to another right. Constitution makers did not intend to make Right to Privacy a fundamental right. There is no fundamental right to privacy so these petitions under Article 32 should be dismissed,” Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued, adding that the Right to Privacy could be invoked to scrap the Aadhar scheme.
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