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Odisha CM hails Supreme Court's verdict on 'Right to Privacy'

Bhubaneswar, August 24, 2017: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court's land mark verdict on Right to Privacy.

Earlier on Thursday, in a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, a nine-judge Constitution bench of the apex court unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental Right under the Constitution.

 “Welcome Hon’ble #SupremeCourt upholding #RightToPrivacy as Fundamental Right. A huge step for upholding individual freedom & civil liberty,” Patnaik tweeted hours after the landmark decision by the apex court.

A nine-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, heard a marathon arguments for six days over a period of three weeks in July and finally on Thursday ruled that the right to privacy is a Fundamental Right and is an integral part of the right to life and liberty.

The judgment of the apex court would have a bearing on the challenge to the validity of the much-talked Aadhaar scheme.

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