Supreme Court's Right to Privacy verdict will have far-reaching consequences, says Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said the Supreme Court's ruling that the right to privacy is a fundamental right will have far-reaching consequences in various domains.

Published: 24th August 2017 12:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2017 12:45 PM   |  A+A-

Sitaram Yechury

By IANS

NEW DELHI: CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said the Supreme Court's ruling that the right to privacy is a fundamental right will have far-reaching consequences in various domains.

"Congratulations to all lawyers, activists, others who fought this government's sinister designs to deny Indians their fundamental right to privacy," Yechury tweeted.

"A far-reaching judgement which will have consequences in various domains, as technology is playing a greater role in our day-to-day lives." 

He also said that the Communist Party of India-Marxist have opposed to a mandatory Aadhaar and data misuse by foreign technology firms. 

"This judgement will pave the way for securing our rights," he added.

The CPI-M leader's remarks came after the apex court earlier in the day held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right and is an integral part of the right to life and liberty.

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