New Delhi: A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing arguments to determine whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution.
Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium initiated the hearing before the bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar saying that the rights to life and liberty are pre-existing natural rights.
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday set up a nine-judge bench to decide if the contentious issue of right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution.
The nine-judge Constitution bench comprise Justices J Chelameswar, S A Bobde, R K Agrawal, Rohinton Fali Nariman, Abhay Manohar Sapre, D Y Chandrachud, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and S Abdul Nazeer.
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