The Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi. Photo: Google Maps
The Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi has 25 judges appointed by the president, including the chief justice. Photo: Google Maps

India’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution, according to media reports.

A nine-judge bench stated that “the Right to Privacy is an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution.”

Headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar, the bench comprised Justices J Chelameswar, SA Bobde, RK Agrawal, RF Nariman, AM Sapre, DY Chandrachud, SK Kaul and S Abdul Nazeer.