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Explain the concept of Right to Privacy as a fundamental right in the light of Judgment of Supreme Court in K.S. Puttaswamy Vs. Union of India.

Topic: Fundamental Rights

1. Explain the concept of Right to Privacy as a fundamental right in the light of Judgment of Supreme Court in K.S. Puttaswamy Vs. Union of India. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian polity by Lakshmikant , legalserviceindia.com

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, part Indian polity.

Key Demand of the question:

The answer must explain the concept of Right to privacy as a fundamental right and the significance of the judgment.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start briefly by stating what right to privacy is.

Body:

Firstly discuss the concept of Right to Privacy as a fundamental right.

Then explain the judgment in detail – The Supreme Court has ruled that there is a fundamental right to privacy under the Indian constitution, establishing that “The right to privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty”. The judgment is clear: privacy and human dignity are intrinsically linked.

Throw light on the importance of right to privacy.

Conclusion:

Conclude with relevance of the judgment.