Congress invites Right to Privacy decision, says Center’s endeavor to control privacy stands rejected

The choice to offer ideal protection a status of being a central right is notable. This is the primary such important choice taken in light of a legitimate concern for the privileges of a person The Congress welcomes this verdict. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said, “we welcome this decision as this is the biggest decision on freedom of an individual”.

Tending to the media after the pinnacle court’s decision, Congress pioneer and previous union minister P.Chidambaram said today we can once again celebrate our freedom as this verdict is a setback to the government.

The Supreme Court today overruled the M.P. Sharma (1962) and Kharak Singh (1954) judgment and held that the Right to Privacy is a major directly under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, in a consistent choice (of the nine-judge seat).

The decision was given when the nine-judge Constitution seat of the pinnacle court continued the hearing looking into the issue on thursday morning. Following this, a five-judge sacred seat will choose whether the Aadhar damages the Right to Privacy or not. The Supreme Court, earlier on August 2, had reserved its judgment over the issue of whether right to privacy is fundamental or not.

Sources- HT, Firstpost

Karti Chidambaram moves court after CBI issued a lookout notice for him

per which he is required to inform the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate prior to leaving the country. He has appealed to the Madras High Court to withdraw the circular and his plea will be taken up by the court on 7th August.

A business man as well as a Congress leader, Karti, is being probed for corruption and foreign exchange violation in the INX Media case. The company, which was at the time run by Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani Mukerjea, had raised around Rs 350 Crores while it had a license for foreign investment worth Rs 4.62 only. The CBI has alleged that Karti Chidambaram had used his father’s influence in the finance ministry to get the approvals. It further claimed that he has received payments amounting to Rs 3.5 Crores in exchange for facilitating the breaking of foreign investment laws.

As reported by NDTV, P. Chidambaram, as well as Karti, has denied all these allegations and said that they were politically motivated.

News Sources- NDTV, Times of India