At last I have a law to refer to while fighting unwanted over enthusiasts out pleading …”please gimme a break man… don’t you dare encroach in my privacy”
The apex court came to my rescue. The supreme court of India on 24th August, ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right of the human beings. At last the super necessary right, which has now been made a part of right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution of India has become a reality.
Right to privacy is not only about the rampant illegal surveillance being done by the government, or the widely reported recent raids on consenting (unmarried) adults who were staying in hotel rooms in Mumbai. This is also about individual’s existence in their daily lives without unsolicited interferences. I am glad about the fact that the Supreme Court of India has deemed it fit to refer the question of the very existence of a fundamental right to privacy to a Constitution Bench to finally decide the matter.
Intruding into someone’s private space is like our favorite pass time and then even more favorite is advising them with some pieces of our hard acquired knowledge and experience, be it however irrelevant and unnecessary for them. We take a great amount of pride for being their rescuer from the dark pit.
The day before yesterday, my cousin sister managed to do some research on my social network profile and pictures and came back to me like “hello..hey.. is Rahul still in touch with you? No na? but he still comments on your pictures?!. Aww, so sweet of him na? being an ex he is still so generous in his comments on you. Why don’t you guys sort it out? He looks sooo cute in the DP, you saw?”
I was like..”!!!! what the hell.. does being an ex mean writing nasty comments? Why at all do I need to make it up with Rahul just because he looks cute to my cousin sister? And why at the first place would this girl trespass into my social network page??”
The social media presence of a person is also an importance existence now and so to say the majority of a person’s public interface and communications happen on social networks itself. When the Supreme Court upholds the right to privacy as the fundamental right of the human beings that must entail their existence on the social media sphere too. Though not too many online social networks hold users’ privacy to be their first priority, I recently found a unique social network called LYK. LYK too says that Privacy is Paramount. It enable its users to keep their contacts invisible. It allows the users to make their comments private to one person even while being on a group chat thread. LYK is a real need of the hour.