Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad believes that the government respects the privacy of every citizen, but the responsibility of the law and order of the country as well as national security is on the shoulders of the government.
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That is why the government alleges that WhatsApp has misrepresented the order of the IT Ministry regarding the Intermediate Guidelines, and has termed it a violation of the right to privacy. The Ministry has even said that it is ridiculous to present the rules made in order to maintain law and order.