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Supreme Court reserves judgment on pleas challenging Aadhaar

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The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed all the concerned parties to file written submissions to put forth their case.

The judgement was reserved after a marathon hearing which went on for 38 days spanning four months.

During the arguments, the Centre strongly defended its decision to seed Aadhaar numbers with mobile phones.

However, the court said that the government had misinterpreted its order and used it as a tool to make Aadhaar mandatory for mobile users.

The apex court had also not agreed with the government’s contention that the Aadhaar law was correctly termed as a Money Bill by the Lok Sabha Speaker as it dealt with targeted delivery of subsidies for which funds came from the Consolidated Fund of India.


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