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Aadhaar verdict: Summary of the majority judgment

Private telecom companies still flouting SC order on Aadhaar

Private telecom companies are still using the biometric data for Aadhaar verification despite the Supreme Court order last September asking them not to do...
SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid even as it struck down some of the provisions of...
SC delivers a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar: Highlights from Justice Bhushan’s concurring judgment

SC delivers a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar: Highlights from Justice Bhushan’s concurring...

Photo: Anil Shakya Following the majority opinion delivered by Justice AK Sikri (for himself, CJI Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar), Justice DY Chandrachud gave a...
supreme court

No need to collect quantifiable data on SC/ST to provide reservation in promotion: SC

Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra refuses to refer Nagaraj verdict to 7-judge bench, rules verdict contravenes landmark Indra Sawhney judgment A...
Aadhaar case: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

Aadhaar case: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

The Supreme Court will pronounce tomorrow the much awaited verdict on the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar on the grounds...
Bright idea! Panel suggestion may end up linking Aadhaar to motor vehicle registration numbers

Bright idea! Panel suggestion may end up linking Aadhaar to motor vehicle registration numbers

~By Sujit Bhar While waiting for the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar and its myriad linkages, different government agencies seem to have gone off the...
Justice Srikrishna Report: Muddying the Waters

Justice Srikrishna Report: Muddying the Waters

Above: Justice BN Srikrishna and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad share the dais after submission of the data protection report prepared by the Committee...
Illegal construction in Delhi: Delhi HC directs CBI to take stringent action against the authorities, and file monthly status reports

Delhi govt cannot cask for Aadhaar to provide maternity scheme to pregnant and lactating...

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Wednesday (August 1) said that there was no legal...
SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

Use Aadhaar details to track down missing people, says plea in Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 27) issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed regarding the utilisation of the biometric details in Aadhaar...
Aadhaar facial recognition intrigue: Global lessons India would ill-afford to ignore

Aadhaar facial recognition intrigue: Global lessons India can ill-afford to ignore

~By Sujit Bhar Apart from fingerprint and iris scans, the Modi government now wants to attach facial recognition software to each authentication centre While the Supreme...
Papa Don’t Preach

Papa Don’t Preach

In a progressive judgment, the Madras High Court has ruled that it’s not mandatory to fill the father’s name in a birth certificate. But...
Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Ashok Bhushan, hearing...
Aadhaar linkages case: More Aadhaar hurdles mentioned before SC

Aadhaar linkages case: More Aadhaar hurdles mentioned before SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, hearing...
Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Above: A Transgender participating in one of the events (representative image) A transgender, Satyashri Sharmila Rahemtali had filed a petition with the Supreme Court, saying...
Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Above: Senior Advocate Shyam Divan The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri...
Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

In the Aadhaar linkages case, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on...
Aadhaar linkages case: Aadhaar not required for NEET, rules Supreme Court

Aadhaar linkages case: Govt counsel explains that no human rights issues will arise from...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it's ultimately the matter of pride pertaining to the condition of recognition”

Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it’s ultimately the...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Aadhaar linkages case: Justice Sikri asks if there are any surprise tests to see if Aadhaar was secure

Aadhaar linkages case: Justice Sikri asks if there are any surprise tests to see...

Above: Justice A K Sikri/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud...

Aadhaar linkages case: People should not go without food due to lack of a...

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan carried on with his submissions before the Constitution bench on Thursday (March 15) in the bunch of petitions challenging...
Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

Poor infrastructure, errors, fraud, all make a dangerous mix in Aadhaar, says Vishwanathan

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan, who had started his submissions on Tuesday, carried on from where he had left off, before the Constitution bench on Wednesday (March...

Aadhaar Linkages case: Bench agrees authentication is heart of the issue, not mere identity

Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal argues that in areas with no electricity and no internet connectivity how can such authentication be done? The hearings on Aadhaar...
Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution promised Indian citizens

Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution...

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them started again before the Supreme Court constitution bench...
Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

The hearings pertaining to the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act continued on the second day. Senior Advocate Shyam Divan started the arguments again reiterating...
Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Photo: Anil Shakya Senior Advocate Shyam Divan on Wednesday (January 17) made a dispassionate plea to a Supreme Court constitution bench on why he thinks...
With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

A writ petition had been filed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y...

Deaths by Aadhaar in Jharkhand

Lead: Koyli Devi, mother of Santoshi Kumari, who died of starvation in Simdega district Jharkhand has seen four deaths in recent months due to the...
Decoding the politics of social cohesiveness in India

AMPLE INDIA

Above: Muslims and Hindus offering prayers to Lord Ganesha in Ahmedabad ~By Inderjit Badhwar This year seems not to have begun too propitiously either for the...
Photo by Anil Shakya

SC interim verdict on Aadhaar-bank account linkage on Friday (December 15)

The Supreme Court will give an interim verdict on Aadhaar and bank account linking on Friday (December 15) morning When the Aadhaar case – officially,...
Aadhaar

Deadline for linking bank accounts with Aadhaar extended till Mar 31

Decision by the finance ministry comes a day before a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court begins hearing pleas against mandatory Aadhaar-linking In a...
Photo: Anil Shakya

An Aadhaar of Dangerous Liaisons

This initiative of the government is fraught with problems as biometric data can get mismatched and cards deactivated, bringing life to a complete standstill ~By...
Madras HC allows filing of I-T returns without quoting Aadhaar

Madras HC allows filing of I-T returns without quoting Aadhaar

The Madras High Court on Tuesday (October 31) permitted a petitioner not to quote the Aadhaar number to file her income tax returns manually....
Aadhaar card linking

SC asks AG to give govt’s opinion on “coercive” action in linking Aadhaar

Above: Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya The common man of India is getting calls for linking Aadhaar with every possible service. These include services provided...
Aadhaar Card

It’s the Govt, not the RBI that wants you to link Aadhaar with bank...

Reserve Bank of India confirms it has not issued any instruction so far regarding mandatory linking of Aadhaar number with bank accounts In this age...
Mumbai man’s battle against Aadhaar reaches Supreme Court

Mumbai man’s battle against Aadhaar

A Mumbai man is single-handedly fighting the system against the imposition of Aadhaar. John Abrahim, a resident of Andheri, has not taken an Aadhaar...
Rohingyas offering namaz. Photo: Javed Sultan

Rohingyas imbroglio: The Suu Kyi-India intransigence carries few explanations

Above: Rohingyas offering namaz. Photo: Javed Sultan Rohingyas in India used to be given Long Term Visas (LTVs) in 2012 (valid till 2015), but this...
Jubilation in Nairobi after election results were declared. These results were annulled by the Supreme Court.

Lessons for India: High-tech Kenyan voting system hacked, Supreme Court annuls elections

Above: Jubilation in Nairobi after election results were declared. These results were annulled by the Supreme Court. ~By Sujit Bhar A recent news item about the...
Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

SC says Aadhaar order will be given by a constitution bench

The Supreme Court on June 27 refused to pass any order on the government notification making Aadhaar mandatory for availing government benefits. A bench...
Supreme Court clamps interim stay: No need to attach Aadhaar to PAN

Supreme Court clamps interim stay: No need to attach Aadhaar to PAN

Big defeat for the centre; apex court requests legislature to tone down notification The Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on June...
Aadhaar arguments continue in Supreme Court

Aadhaar arguments continue in Supreme Court

Thumb impression and Iris are mine. Why should I make it public?, asks one of the petitioners Two petitions challenging Section 139AA inserted in...

'Aadhaar card' - 40 News Results

Aadhaar verdict: Summary of the majority judgment

Private telecom companies still flouting SC order on Aadhaar

Private telecom companies are still using the biometric data for Aadhaar verification despite the Supreme Court order last September asking them not to do...
SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid even as it struck down some of the provisions of...
SC delivers a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar: Highlights from Justice Bhushan’s concurring judgment

SC delivers a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar: Highlights from Justice Bhushan’s concurring...

Photo: Anil Shakya Following the majority opinion delivered by Justice AK Sikri (for himself, CJI Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar), Justice DY Chandrachud gave a...
supreme court

No need to collect quantifiable data on SC/ST to provide reservation in promotion: SC

Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra refuses to refer Nagaraj verdict to 7-judge bench, rules verdict contravenes landmark Indra Sawhney judgment A...
Aadhaar case: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

Aadhaar case: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

The Supreme Court will pronounce tomorrow the much awaited verdict on the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar on the grounds...
Bright idea! Panel suggestion may end up linking Aadhaar to motor vehicle registration numbers

Bright idea! Panel suggestion may end up linking Aadhaar to motor vehicle registration numbers

~By Sujit Bhar While waiting for the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar and its myriad linkages, different government agencies seem to have gone off the...
Justice Srikrishna Report: Muddying the Waters

Justice Srikrishna Report: Muddying the Waters

Above: Justice BN Srikrishna and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad share the dais after submission of the data protection report prepared by the Committee...
Illegal construction in Delhi: Delhi HC directs CBI to take stringent action against the authorities, and file monthly status reports

Delhi govt cannot cask for Aadhaar to provide maternity scheme to pregnant and lactating...

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Wednesday (August 1) said that there was no legal...
SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

Use Aadhaar details to track down missing people, says plea in Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 27) issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed regarding the utilisation of the biometric details in Aadhaar...
Aadhaar facial recognition intrigue: Global lessons India would ill-afford to ignore

Aadhaar facial recognition intrigue: Global lessons India can ill-afford to ignore

~By Sujit Bhar Apart from fingerprint and iris scans, the Modi government now wants to attach facial recognition software to each authentication centre While the Supreme...
Papa Don’t Preach

Papa Don’t Preach

In a progressive judgment, the Madras High Court has ruled that it’s not mandatory to fill the father’s name in a birth certificate. But...
Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Ashok Bhushan, hearing...
Aadhaar linkages case: More Aadhaar hurdles mentioned before SC

Aadhaar linkages case: More Aadhaar hurdles mentioned before SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, hearing...
Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Above: A Transgender participating in one of the events (representative image) A transgender, Satyashri Sharmila Rahemtali had filed a petition with the Supreme Court, saying...
Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Above: Senior Advocate Shyam Divan The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri...
Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

In the Aadhaar linkages case, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on...
Aadhaar linkages case: Aadhaar not required for NEET, rules Supreme Court

Aadhaar linkages case: Govt counsel explains that no human rights issues will arise from...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it's ultimately the matter of pride pertaining to the condition of recognition”

Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it’s ultimately the...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Aadhaar linkages case: Justice Sikri asks if there are any surprise tests to see if Aadhaar was secure

Aadhaar linkages case: Justice Sikri asks if there are any surprise tests to see...

Above: Justice A K Sikri/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud...

Aadhaar linkages case: People should not go without food due to lack of a...

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan carried on with his submissions before the Constitution bench on Thursday (March 15) in the bunch of petitions challenging...
Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

Poor infrastructure, errors, fraud, all make a dangerous mix in Aadhaar, says Vishwanathan

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan, who had started his submissions on Tuesday, carried on from where he had left off, before the Constitution bench on Wednesday (March...

Aadhaar Linkages case: Bench agrees authentication is heart of the issue, not mere identity

Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal argues that in areas with no electricity and no internet connectivity how can such authentication be done? The hearings on Aadhaar...
Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution promised Indian citizens

Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution...

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them started again before the Supreme Court constitution bench...
Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

The hearings pertaining to the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act continued on the second day. Senior Advocate Shyam Divan started the arguments again reiterating...
Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Photo: Anil Shakya Senior Advocate Shyam Divan on Wednesday (January 17) made a dispassionate plea to a Supreme Court constitution bench on why he thinks...
With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

A writ petition had been filed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y...

Deaths by Aadhaar in Jharkhand

Lead: Koyli Devi, mother of Santoshi Kumari, who died of starvation in Simdega district Jharkhand has seen four deaths in recent months due to the...
Decoding the politics of social cohesiveness in India

AMPLE INDIA

Above: Muslims and Hindus offering prayers to Lord Ganesha in Ahmedabad ~By Inderjit Badhwar This year seems not to have begun too propitiously either for the...
Photo by Anil Shakya

SC interim verdict on Aadhaar-bank account linkage on Friday (December 15)

The Supreme Court will give an interim verdict on Aadhaar and bank account linking on Friday (December 15) morning When the Aadhaar case – officially,...
Aadhaar

Deadline for linking bank accounts with Aadhaar extended till Mar 31

Decision by the finance ministry comes a day before a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court begins hearing pleas against mandatory Aadhaar-linking In a...
Photo: Anil Shakya

An Aadhaar of Dangerous Liaisons

This initiative of the government is fraught with problems as biometric data can get mismatched and cards deactivated, bringing life to a complete standstill ~By...
Madras HC allows filing of I-T returns without quoting Aadhaar

Madras HC allows filing of I-T returns without quoting Aadhaar

The Madras High Court on Tuesday (October 31) permitted a petitioner not to quote the Aadhaar number to file her income tax returns manually....
Aadhaar card linking

SC asks AG to give govt’s opinion on “coercive” action in linking Aadhaar

Above: Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya The common man of India is getting calls for linking Aadhaar with every possible service. These include services provided...
Aadhaar Card

It’s the Govt, not the RBI that wants you to link Aadhaar with bank...

Reserve Bank of India confirms it has not issued any instruction so far regarding mandatory linking of Aadhaar number with bank accounts In this age...
Mumbai man’s battle against Aadhaar reaches Supreme Court

Mumbai man’s battle against Aadhaar

A Mumbai man is single-handedly fighting the system against the imposition of Aadhaar. John Abrahim, a resident of Andheri, has not taken an Aadhaar...
Rohingyas offering namaz. Photo: Javed Sultan

Rohingyas imbroglio: The Suu Kyi-India intransigence carries few explanations

Above: Rohingyas offering namaz. Photo: Javed Sultan Rohingyas in India used to be given Long Term Visas (LTVs) in 2012 (valid till 2015), but this...
Jubilation in Nairobi after election results were declared. These results were annulled by the Supreme Court.

Lessons for India: High-tech Kenyan voting system hacked, Supreme Court annuls elections

Above: Jubilation in Nairobi after election results were declared. These results were annulled by the Supreme Court. ~By Sujit Bhar A recent news item about the...
Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

SC says Aadhaar order will be given by a constitution bench

The Supreme Court on June 27 refused to pass any order on the government notification making Aadhaar mandatory for availing government benefits. A bench...
Supreme Court clamps interim stay: No need to attach Aadhaar to PAN

Supreme Court clamps interim stay: No need to attach Aadhaar to PAN

Big defeat for the centre; apex court requests legislature to tone down notification The Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on June...
Aadhaar arguments continue in Supreme Court

Aadhaar arguments continue in Supreme Court

Thumb impression and Iris are mine. Why should I make it public?, asks one of the petitioners Two petitions challenging Section 139AA inserted in...

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