Sonia, Rahul hail Supreme Court's Right to Privacy decision
New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling on the right to privacy, saying the decision was "a major blow to fascist forces" and the rejection of BJP's ideology of "suppression through surveillance".
"Welcome the SC verdict upholding right to privacy as an intrinsic part of individual's liberty, freedom and dignity. A victory for every Indian," said Gandhi on Twitter.
"SC decision marks a major blow to fascist forces. A sound rejection of the BJP's ideology of suppression through surveillance," he added.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi also hailed the Apex Court judgment, saying it heralds a new era for individual rights, personal liberty and human dignity.
In a statement, she slammed the Modi government and said the judgment strikes a blow on the "unbridled encroachment and surveillance by the state and its agencies in the life of the common man".
"The Supreme Court judgement on 'Fundamental Right to Privacy' heralds a new era for individual rights, personal liberty and human dignity," Gandhi said.
"The Congress and our governments along with other opposition parties stood together, in court and in Parliament, to speak out for the right to privacy and dignity of all Indians against the arrogant attempts of the present government to curtail them," she added.
The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the right to privacy was a fundamental right and was an integral part of the right to life and liberty.