Right to privacy

Not an honourable track record

Print edition : November 24, 2017

Justice Y.V. Chandrachud. In 1978, two years after the ADM Jabalpur judgment, he was appointed Chief Justice of India. Photo: PIB

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. In the judgment in the recent right to privacy case, he overruled the opinion rendered by his father, Y.V. Chandrachud, in the ADM Jabalpur case (1976). Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Even while acknowledging the theoretical value of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the right to privacy case, one needs to realise that the euphoria it created can be deceptive because the court’s record in significant battles based on the rights of citizens is far from impressive.
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