Haq Ki Baat: If your neighbor is watching you by installing a CCTV camera, protest openly, the High Court has opened

New Delhi/Kochi: In the name of Suksha, CCTV cameras cannot be installed in the house of neighbours. In its order, the Kerala High Court said that no one can be allowed to install CCTV cameras to spy on their neighbors in the name of security. Justice VG Arun ordered the state police chief to come up with guidelines to prevent misuse of CCTV cameras in consultation with the state government.

A 46-year-old resident of Cheranallur, Kochi filed a petition in the court questioning the installation of CCTV cameras on behalf of her neighbour. Cameras rushed to the young woman’s home and compound. The woman approached the court stating that this was a violation of her right to privacy.

The court heard the woman’s plea and issued an interim order on Tuesday. Justice Arun said, prima facie, I am of the opinion that spying on neighbors’ houses by installing CCTV cameras should not be allowed for security reasons. The situation calls for orders to be issued or guidelines to be issued regarding the installation of CCTV cameras. The State Police Chief should discuss with the State Government and come up with proper guidelines.

Then the state police chief was made a party to the court case. The case will be heard after a month.

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