Essay

The privacy ruling

Print edition : October 13, 2017

The Supreme Court ruled on August 24 that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy. Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP

Activists eating beef on the steps of Town Hall in Bengaluru during a protest against the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh over rumours that he had beef in his fridge and that he had slaughtered a cow. Photo: K. MURALI KUMAR

The Supreme Court’s judgment of August 24 puts to rest the doctrine that the Constitution must be read according to the original intention of the framers. It also knocks out the ground from under majoritarian impositions against consumption of beef.
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