English Section

Sagar Ujjainkar (Ty. Mech)

RIGHT TO PRIVACY

Human beings have a natural need for autonomy or control over confidential part of their life. This need is inherent in human. Behavior and now this has been recognized as the fundamental right to privacy. It is not a right against physical restrains but it is a right against psychological restrain or encroachment of right. USA, UK. India and at international level UDHR, ECHR, ICCPR has recognized this right fundamental right. Right to privacy is not explicit in the constitution of India, So it is a subject of Judicial Interpretation. The judicial interpretations of fundamental rights bring it within the preview of the fundamental right. The journey of this project would start from the search of the answer of issue that whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right. Through analysis of cases and some pioneering work of scholars. The nine-judge bench of the supreme court in a Landmark unanimous decision has declared right to privacy a fundamental right and the apex court ruled that right to privacy is an intrinsic part of a right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and entire part III of the constitution. This judgment gains international significance as privacy enjoys a robust legal framework internationally by UDHR (A12) 1948. ICCPR (A17) (1966). This legally protects persona against the arbitrary interface with one’s privacy, honour and reputation, family, home and correspondence. The transformative decision by the SC will ensure the dignity of the individual as mentioned in our constitution and preamble. It will impose restrictions on the government when it tries to encroach our privacy. But the main question is that, why the government is not in complete favour of the decision and demanding a right to privacy as a subject to reasonable restrictions? The most imp reason is that, this right can hinder the implementation and performance of welfare schemes like JAM, DBT, ABBA which requires personal data of citizens. These schemes are very well intended and help in identification of marginalized. Sections and efficient implementation, by preventing leakages. It will also restrict police and intelligence agencies to collect private information about accused, dead persons etc as mentioned in DNA profiling bill. Adhar Vs Privacy: Why there is mentioned of ‘Aadhar’ in the issue of privacy? Aadhar initiative requires a collection of personal data from residents of India which is biometric and unique and this has resulted in controversy regarding its potential to be misused. It is assumed that cyberspace is a vulnerable space and is prone to threat by anyone who is a cyber expert. Also in case of India, the cyber security architecture is not very strong and competent enough to protect itself from the foreign enemy attacks. Although Aadhar in itself is a well-intentioned program so as to plug leakages and ensure financial inclusion and it will lead to better targeting of subsidies, reduce the burden of the exchequer, it demands private information of citizens which assumed to be more costly by petition filer. The costs should not be outweighed the benefits. Is there any way forward? Surely! Taking account of the large population of the diverse country like India, it is vital for the governmental policies to authenticate the beneficiary to plug the loophole of the system with the insertion of the technology. So, the ideal way to tackle is to strengthen cyber security system and grade it up at the international level so as to protect the data assets. The government should assure by means of legislation that private details would be maintained privately. Finally, in the interest of Nationa, there should be some restrictions on the privacy policy, but the legal procedure for the data extracting must be set up which will permit few authorities working in Nation’s interest to access the private data. This will ensure Nation’s security. Easy benefit transfer as well as privacy right of the citizens and ultimately, glorified constitution maker’s Dream!!

Sayali Ilmulwar [CSE (F.Y.)]

YOU ARE NOT YOUR MARKS

“Over time in life, the marks will stop. What will matter is what people think of you.” High marks make people think that you are the amount and which actually serves as a red carpet to a branded world of companies. They give you, assign you a post of pride and also gives you large lamps of packages. This is one simple definition of high marks. For most of the people, it is almost a stable trust that is more than enough to rest the satellite of your soul in the orbit of your great expectations. The most anticipated definition is of an Indian parent. They have a perfect word for it –“SETTLED” Settle in other words is to produce kids, work in the office, watch TV at home, repeat for a few decades and die. One thing is simple – exams don’t test creativity, imagination, which are the real things required for survival. Just ask yourself, whether you get low marks because of lack of aptitude or because of laziness. In whatever you do, just try to excel. Rather than personally using the acclaimed, branded products, try to emerge as a fresh brand which can swipe away the stocks of existing ‘High mark gaining geniuses are excellent’ brand!

INTERVIEW OF DR. P. B. VIDYASAGAR (VICE CHANCELLOR SRTM UNIVERSITY)

THE MAKER OF MODERN INDIA: DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR

INTERVIEW: BALSINGH RAJPUT (S.P. MAHARASHTRA POLICE)

INTERVIEW: UNMUKT CHAND (CAPTAIN OF UNDER 19 CRICKET TEAM 2012)

DO INTUITIONS REALLY WORK?

YOU ARE NOT YOUR MARKS

A LOVE LETTER TO MY CITY

REVOLUTION – A PHASE

INDIA IN OLYMPICS (SPORTS)

FREUDS PSYCHODYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE ON PERSONALITY

DIVIDED WE FALL, UNITED WE STAND

RAPE!! LET US BE THE CHANGE

COMPETITION CORRELATES REVENGE

WISHES AND THEIR FULFILLMENT