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Current Affairs, 15-07-2020,Right to Privacy,ARTICLE 21

ARTICLE 21

Protection of life and personal liberty

No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law

The Supreme Court held that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right under Article 21.

Recently, the Hyderabad High court bench categorically stated that government and officials should understand that ‘citizens carry on their sleeves and chest’ the right to medical attention under Article 21 of the Constitution.

Article 21 applies to natural persons. The right is available to every person, citizen or alien. Thus, even a foreigner can claim this right. It, however, does not entitle a foreigner the right to reside and settle in India, as mentioned in Article 19 (1) (e)

Article 21 corresponds to the Magna Carta of 1215, the Fifth Amendment to the American Constitution, Article 40(4) of the Constitution of Eire 1937, and Article XXXI of the Constitution of Japan, 1946.

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