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SC 'no' to restrain Bihar government from publishing data from caste survey

  New Delhi.  Asal Baat News.  The supreme court questioned the Bihar government as to why it published it's cast survey data but refuse...

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New Delhi.

 Asal Baat News. 

The supreme court questioned the Bihar government as to why it published it's cast survey data but refused to restrain it from making public further data. and said it may extreme, if the state has power to conduct such an exercise.

A bench of justices Sanjeev Khanna and SVN Bhatti issued a formal notice on a banch of pleas challenging the August 1 order of the Patna High court that gave the go ahead for the caste survey in Bihar.

The SSC bank listed the matter in January 2024. Airtel rejected the petitioner contention dialogue status government has already obligation data in preempting a stay. They sought a complete stay on further publication of data.

"We are not staying anything at this moment. we cannot stop the State government or any government from taking a policy decision. That would be wrong... We are going to examine the order issues regarding the power of the state government to conduct this exercise,"the bench said.

The top court how were questioned the council for the Bihar Government,"why did you published the data"It said it may examine whether the state has the power to conduct such a survey.

Appearing for the petitioner senior advocate aparajita Singh said there is breach of privacy in the matter and the high court order is wrong.

"This data should not be acted upon as it was collected illegally. The High court has a given a detailed judgement. But it is wrong on every point of law. The data has not been collected under law as light down by this court. Even the executive order is not in conformity with the law laid down in the KS putta Swami judgement 2018 verdict on right to privacy," Singh said.

To this, the bench sad since the name and other identities of any individual have not been published, the argument that there was a breach a privacy may not be correct.

"The more important issue for consideration of the court is breakdown of data and its availability to the public,"the bench sad adding there are various aspects of the data but the state government has not release that.