In a historic judgement that will affect the lives of over 1.3 billion Indians, the Supreme Court of India has announced that the Right to Privacy is now a Fundamental Right. A nine-judge bench announced this in a unanimous decision. Given the push for privacy, the judgement has a potential to give a massive jolt to the central government s Aadhaar initiative. Also Read - Lost your Aadhaar card? Here's how to download Aadhaar card onlineAlso Read - No, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram will not stop working in India (Not right now)
Naturally, Twitteratis have a lot to say about the judgement. There is a huge group that is thankful of the Supreme Court for the judgement, and a little mad at the central government for contesting it in the first place. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needy
But there are some who have already found the loopholes.
But our favorite kind are the people who make memes out of everything.
Whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution was first raised in the Supreme Court before a three-judge bench, after a collection of petitions challenged the Narendra Modi government s move to make Aadhaar mandatory to receive benefits under the Centre s various social welfare schemes. In subsequent hearings, the case was referred to higher benches leading to today s judgment.