The petition also seeks direction that Centre has no power to grant benefits from taxpayer money on the schemes framed in favour of notified religious minority communities.
The High Court has now fixed January 16, 2020, as the next date of hearing
The significance of the judgment lies not just in its protection of the right to privacy but in its insistence that no government, majoritarian or otherwise can violate the rule of law. Life is not a gift of the state but is a natural right, because it is.
The historical import of such moments is not complete without a reflection of cases past and especially when ‘ghosts’ of certain cases need to be exorcised to enable a vocabulary of non-discrimination and equality in our daily lives inside and outside of the courtroom.
Section 144 imposed outside the Supreme Court