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Posted on 06.03.18 by

Aadhaar Act Case : Day 14 Arguments

On 6.02.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued hearing the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI), to decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. The arguments in the case before the Supreme Court over the span of 13 days has led to several key postulations… Read More

Posted on 05.03.18 by

Analysis of first 13 days of hearings in the Aadhaar Act Case

The arguments in the Aadhaar Act Case before the Supreme Court over the span of 13 days has brought up several issues. In this post, we review the key arguments and postulations raised by three counsels – Mr. Shyam Divan, Mr. Kapil Sibal, and Mr. Gopal Subramanium against the Aadhaar Act. Aadhaar Act is based on a… Read More

Posted on 22.02.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: Day 13 ARGUMENTS

On 22.02.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued hearing the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI), to decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. Today, Mr Gopal Subramanium began by arguing that people could not be made to submit their personal information such as biometric data… Read More

Posted on 22.02.18 by

Hadiya Marriage Case: Day 8 Arguments

On 22.02.2018, arguments resumed in the Hadiya Marriage case  resumed before the 3 judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A.M. Khanwilkar. This case will decide if the High Court has the authority to annul the marriage of an adult on suspicion of ‘indoctrination’. In the last hearing on 23.01.2018, the court had added Hadiya as a party to… Read More

Posted on 21.02.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: Day 12 ARGUMENTS

On 21.02.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued hearing the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI), to decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. Continuing his arguments from Day 11, Mr Gopal Subramanium began by noting that the Court reiterated the constitutional protection to human dignity in Jeeja Ghosh v. Union… Read More

Posted on 20.02.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: Day 11 ARGUMENTS

On 20.02.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued hearing the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI), to decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. Continuing his arguments from Day 10, Mr. Gopal Subramanium submitted that Aadhaar Act prioritised a digital person over a real person,… Read More

Posted on 13.02.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE : Day 10 Arguments

On 13.02.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued hearing the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI), to decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. On the previous day of arguments (Day 9), Mr. Kapil Sibal had differentiated between Aadhaar as an identifying tool and as… Read More

Posted on 08.02.18 by

Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi Case : Day 3 Hearing

On 08.02.2018, the 3 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer resumed hearing the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmbhoomi Case. The case will decide which party has the title to the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi site. In the last hearing on 5th December 2017, the court had rejected Mr Kapil Sibal’s request for postponement of… Read More

Posted on 08.02.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: Day 9 ARGUMENTS

On 08.02.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued hearing the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI), to decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. On the 8th day of arguments, Mr. Kapil Sibal had assailed different sections of Aadhaar Act and Aadhaar Regulations 2016, pointing out… Read More

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