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Posted on 24.01.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: DAY 4 ARGUMENTS

The 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued with the 4th day (24.01.2018) of arguments in the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI).  The case will decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. Sr. Advocate Shyam Divan appearing for the Petitioners submitted… Read More

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Posted on 23.01.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: DAY 3 ARGUMENTS

On 23.1.2018,  the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued with the hearings in the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI).  The case will decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. On the first day of the case, Mr Shyam Divan, representing the petitioners, made broad arguments… Read More

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Posted on 18.01.18 by

Aadhaar Act Case: Day 2 Arguments

On 18.1.2018,  the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued with the hearings in the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI)  The case will decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. On the first day of the case, Mr. Shyam Divan representing the petitioners made broad… Read More

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Posted on 17.01.18 by

Aadhaar Act Case : Day 1 Arguments.

On 17.1.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan began hearings in the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI). There are 27 petitions which have challenged various facets of Aadhaar regime and this case will decide the constitutionality of each of these facets. Senior Counsel Shyam Divan representing the petitioners… Read More

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Posted on 29.12.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 6 Arguments (Rakesh Dwivedi)

Mr Rakesh Dwivedi, representing the State of Gujarat, resumed his arguments on August 2nd, 2017 in the Aadhar and The Right to Privacy case. Mr. Dwivedi began with the contention that there is no need to invent the right to privacy. Privacy rights can be anchored in specific Articles, such as Article 19, and hence… Read More

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Posted on 14.12.17 by

Aadhar Act Case: Interim Relief Arguments

Today, the Aadhar matter was listed before the 5 judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. The issue before the court was whether an interim injunction should be issued on the linking of Aadhar with various services until the matter was decided. This hearing was necessitated as the deadline for linking Aadhar… Read More

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Posted on 05.08.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 5 Arguments (Rakesh Dwivedi)

Mr Rakesh Dwivedi, representing the State of Gujarat, followed Mr Tushar Mehta on August 1st, 2017. He began by sketching out the three constitutional constructs proposed in the arguments so far: i) The Petitioners’ argument that privacy was implied under Article 21 as an element of due process, as per Maneka Gandhi; ii) Mr Sundaram… Read More

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Posted on 01.08.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 5 Arguments (Tushar Mehta)

Mr. Tushar Mehta, the Additional Solicitor General representing the Unique Identification Authority of India, followed Mr Sundaram on August 1st, 2017. He argued that the right to privacy was not a Fundamental Right and that Kharak Singh was good law. Mr. Mehta began with the observation that academic opinion was largely unanimous on the right to… Read More