Vol. XLII No. 52 December 30, 2018

Withdraw the Draconian Measures: AILU

THE All India Lawyers Union, in a statement issued on December 22, has strongly condemned the draconian measures by the central government in authorising ten central agencies to intercept and monitor all data contained in any computer. This is an intrusion in the right to privacy.

Justifying the order, the government cites earlier similar order of 2009 issued by the then government. The government should know that in between, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has authoritatively pronounced that the right to privacy is an important facet of right to life and personal liberty enshrined in Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

All India Lawyers Union demands that the administrative order providing such authorisation should be immediately withdrawn .