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Home Court News Updates Supreme Court 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 judgment

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

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Following the majority opinion delivered by Justice AK Sikri (for himself, CJI Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar), Justice DY Chandrachud gave a dissenting opinion holding the Aadhaar Act unconstitutional. However, Justice Ashok Bhushan gave a concurring opinion with the following observations:

  • Collecting demographic information does not violate the right to privacy
  • Denial of benefits to deserving persons is a serious concern and violative of a person’s rights
  • Implementation problems do not render Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act unconstitutional
  • Linking of mobile phones with Aadhaar is not backed by law and is unconstitutional
  • Aadhaar is not compulsory for school admissions