Even as the Covid conflagration rages and the nation hurtles towards an economic crisis of unfathomable proportions, controversies surrounding the judiciary continue to compete for the headlines as they have been doing for the last several weeks.
In 2017, the SC fast-delivered one of the most important judgments, asserting that the right to privacy is a fundamental right. Now, amid a raging pandemic, there is a perceptible difference in the way individual privacy is treated by authorities at large, and once again, the matter has gone to court.
Many things have changed since January 26, 1950, when our Founding Fathers gifted us this Republic. While we have established our government and fundamental laws, we need to examine whether the separation of powers between the Executive, Judiciary and Legislature operates as it should.
Considering the medical report dated July 15, 2021 placed before the Court by Subham Tripathi, Counsel for King Georges Medical University, we allow termination of pregnancy of the victim, which shall be done at an authorised medical hospital within a period of one week," said the Court.