Eklavya Vasudev (for Info only, not official)

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Eklavya Vasudev

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    ...As a young advocate working on the privacy case, I have some fundamental concerns with the arguments. Rajagopal’s stance appears confused about what the issue before the court exactly is. He also assumes a fundamental right necessitates a dialogue in the Indian context. True, all rights and freedoms have cultural contexts. That argument cannot be used, however, to presuppose whether there is a fundamental right. And, contrary to what Rajagopal writes, the recently concluded hearing has little to do with Aadhaar. The question before the nine-judge bench is simply whether there is a fundamental right to privacy implicit in the Indian constitution. It is to answer this question, that the bench was formed after which the Aadhaar hearings will continue before a three-judge bench. ...

    Live Mint on Aug. 23, 2017, 1:22 a.m.