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Watching the Indian Supreme Court Walk a Tight-Rope on the Right to Privacy in a Digital Age

Abhijeet Singh Rawaley 24th August 2017

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India has reserved its decision on whether or not there is a ‘fundamental right’ (FR) to privacy in India. This article explores the momentous opportunity before the the world’s largest democracy to balance the individual right to privacy on one hand, and rapidly advancing technology flooding the […]

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The Constitutional Conundrum of The Right to Privacy in India

Nidhi Singh and Anurag Vijay 23rd August 2017

A nine-judge constitution bench of Supreme Court of India is currently considering whether privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. This issue has emerged due to the legal challenges arising from Aadhaar or Unique Identification Number. Aadhaar is a twelve-digit unique-identity number issued to all Indian residents by the Government of India based […]

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Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy

Parika Kamra 23rd August 2017

The Indian legal community is currently on tenterhooks awaiting judgment from the Supreme Court about the compatibility of the Aadhaar system with the right to privacy, which is apparently due tomorrow. The case is made all the more interesting by the absence of an explicit right to privacy in the Indian Constitution. In this post, […]

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India’s Model Beggary Bill: Towards Rehabilitating the Beggars

Prateek Srivastava and Dushyant Thakur 22nd August 2017

The practice of beggary is rampant in India and currently, over 4 lakh (400,000) people are involved in it. Some practice beggary because of their religious beliefs while for some it is their sole source of livelihood. Incidents of human trafficking for the purpose of beggary and miscreants disguised as beggars create further issues. Presently, […]

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