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Centre welcomes SC verdict on Right to Privacy: Law Minister Prasad

He said privacy should be a fundamental right subject to reasonable restrictions

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Centre on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling holding privacy as a Fundamental Right, saying the top has only "affirmed" the government's position on this issue.

Union Minister told reporters that the has said that is not absolute and is subject to reasonable restrictions.

"The Supreme has affirmed what the had said in while moving the Aadhar Bill. Privacy should be a fundamental right subject to reasonable restrictions," Prasad said.

Reacting to the assertion of the that the verdict was a rejection of the BJP's ideology of "suppression through surveillance", Prasad tweeted: "What has been the record of the #in protecting individual liberties was seen during Emergency."

A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar today ruled that "is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under and entire Part III of the Constitution".

First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 17:22 IST