Aadhaar verdict live updates | Supreme Court to decide the validity of Aadhaar scheme

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Aadhaar verdict live updates | Supreme Court to decide the validity of Aadhaar scheme

Is Aadhaar constitutionally valid? Is it a violation of the fundamental right to privacy and personal body autonomy? A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Courtled by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will be delivering the verdict on a batch of petitions that pose those questions.

The five-judge Bench, also comprises Justices A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan.

Aadhaar petitioners

As many as 27 petitions were heard against Aadhaar scheme during the Constitution Bench hearing.

Justice KS Puttaswamy approached the Supreme Court in 2013 claiming that Aadhaar violates one’s right to privacy. It is this petition that eventually led to the setting up of a Constituition Bench to decide if privacy was indeed a fundamental right.

Nagrik Chetna Manch, an NGO, challenged Election Commission’s decision to link electoral rolls with Aadhaar for verification purpose.

As soon as the Aadhaar Bill was passed as Money Bill in the Parliament Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh moved against it.

When the government decided to make linking Aadhaar with bank accounts mandatory, Kalyani Menon Sen challenged it. She also challenged mandatory linking of mobile numbers with Aadhaar.

Tehseen Poonawala too challenged the mandatory seeding of Aadhaar with mobile phones.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from a The Hindu.)

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