The Supreme Court of India on Thursday ruled that the right to privacy was a fundamental right protected under Article 21 of the Constitution, which upholds the right to life. The Constitution bench held that right to privacy is an “intrinsic part of life and personal liberty”, Bar and Bench reported. It was a unanimous decision by the nine-judge bench.
Harjot Sethi was attacked while on a rally and suffered numerous injuries. The crosses were demolished at a pilgrimage site. Sajan K George: "It seems that only the majority can enjoy freedom in India."
According to the Neyyatinkara diocese, a wooden cross was erected atop a hill in the region about 60 years ago.
Some 1,500 Catholics gathered on Aug. 20 to protest the demolition of a cross that stood at a pilgrim spot in the forest area near Bonacaud tea estate in Vithura.