Evolution of Right to Privacy in the Constitution of India

  • Tokmin Pertin and Ramandeep Singh
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  • Tokmin Pertin

    Student at Lovely Professional University, India.

  • Ramandeep Singh

    Assistant Professor at Lovely Professional University, India.

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On August 24, 2017, a committee of nine judges from the Supreme Court of India regarded the right to privacy as a fundamental right to constitutional status. There is no denying that privacy issues have been discussed and spoken in India for quite some time. With this in mind, this article attempts to examine the various discussions, evaluations, and discussions about privacy rights that have taken place in India for a long time and have contributed to the development of India's right to privacy. The purpose of this paper is to present a true advance in the right to privacy in India to understand the importance of this idea in the existence of humans and society as a whole. First, the meaning of "privacy" is considered, followed by the development of the right to privacy and its various aspects in India. Then for the modern times ,we would focus on the British period's Right to Privacy and the various contentions and considerations that occurred in the Constituent Assembly post-independence to make it a piece of the Constitution of India. Finally, this article addresses each of the privacy issues raised by the Supreme Court and recognizes what these proceedings meant in establishing the constitutional status of privacy rights in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 166 - 185

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113036

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