Development News Edition
Give Feedback

SC verdict on gays upholds right to privacy: BJP MP


Devdiscourse News Desk 06 Sep 2018, 09:46 PM India

Lauding the Supreme Court's verdict on decriminalizing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), BJP's Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday said the judgment was a step towards accepting the people as what they are and respecting their privacy.

"The turning point came on August 24, 2017, when the right to privacy became a part of the fundamental rights of Indian citizens. Thursday's judgment by the apex court against Section 377 is a step towards accepting the people for they are," said Chandrasekhar in a statement.

Chandrasekhar was a petitioner in the case against the state-run 12-digit unique identification number Aadhaar and on which a nine-judge constitution bench of the top court unanimously ruled that privacy was a fundamental right.

"I am what I am. So, take me as I am. Congrats to all those who fought this battle" added Chandrasekhar.

(With inputs from agencies.)


add banner

LEAVE COMMENT

Download our Android App on Google Play