Write briefly about right to privacy.
The Constitution of India does not grant in relief and express any terms ‘right to privacy’ as such. Right to privacy is not enumerated as a Fundamental Right in the Constitution. However, such a right has been culled by the Supreme Court from Article 21 and several other provision of the Constitution read with the Directive Principles of State Policy. In R. Rajagopal v. State of Tamil Nadu
the Apex Court has asserted that in recent times the right to privacy has acquired constitutional status; it is “implicit in the right to life and personal liberty guaranteed to the citizens” by Article 21. It is a “right to be let alone.” A citizen has a right “to safeguard the privacy of his own, his family, marriage, procreation, motherhood, child bearing and education among other matters”.
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