Because the very act of #surveillance over you, makes you a suspect in the eyes of the watcher.
It's like you are taking a bath and someone is constantly peeping in on you.
1. Your fundamental rights are immediately taken away.
2. The balance of power is taken away from the individual and given to the state
It guarantees you life, liberty, dignity and privacy. By being placed under surveillance, you no longer have these rights.
Still think it's ok to be placed under surveillance if you have nothing to hide? Read on
This is to ensure that citizens will never be ruled by a dictator and democracy will thrive.
That changes in a surveillance state. The power is now with the political party in power
Now, you are under watch, but you don't know it. This gives the watcher enormous power.
From your bank records to your medical health to your intimate relationships. Everything is now under a watch. Do you want that? Still don't have anything to hide?
Do you work better when you are given autonomy and independence?
Or do you work better when you are constantly under watch of the boss?
Studies show that productivity plummets/collapses under surveillance.
Don't believe me? Check out what happened to Pakistan post 1953.
Fact is, modern societies are built on giving individuals the space to hide a lot. That's the very essence of a modern democracy. And India's constitution.
This has been ignored by every government since 1950.
And read the works of Prof Alan Westin.