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Hearing Update: Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India; June 27th, 2017

June 28, 2017

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, heard the petition against notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for social welfare schemes [Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India (W.P. (C) 342/2017)] for the grant of

Hearing Update: Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India; May 19th, 2017

May 19, 2017

The petition against notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for social welfare schemes- Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India [W.P. (C) 342/2017] was taken up in the Supreme Court today before a bench of Justices

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 6

May 4, 2017

Arguments in the Supreme Court litigations around linking Aadhaar with PAN, challenging the constitutionality of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, were concluded today by Senior advocate Mr. Arvind Datar (also see our updates

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 5

May 3, 2017

The ongoing challenge in the Supreme Court regarding the linking of Aadhaar for filing of income tax returns, and making it mandatory for PAN, has reached Day 5 when the Union of India continued its

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 4

May 2, 2017

The State’s reply in the Aadhaar-PAN linking case was heard today (our coverage of arguments from previous hearings can be accessed at these links: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3). Attorney General, Mr. Mukul Rohatgi,

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 3

April 28, 2017

The hearing for the Aadhaar-PAN case spilled over to day 3 with Senior Counsel, Shyam Divan making his concluding remarks. Attorney General, Mukul Rohtagi, representing Union of India is scheduled to raise his arguments in

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 1

April 27, 2017

Our updates from day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5 and day 6. The cases for linking Aadhaar to PAN and making it mandatory for Income Tax returns were heard before a bench of

Do Supreme Court orders on Aadhaar still matter?

April 17, 2017

In response to questions from the opposition members in the Rajya Sabha on 10th April, Union Minister for Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad categorically stated that the Aadhaar Act passed in March 2016 and

Notable technology and rights related litigations

April 12, 2017

Below is a compilation of some notable technology and rights related litigations from India, on-going and concluded. This list includes matters filed before the Indian Supreme Court as well as various High Courts, and covers

No Aadhaar, no service- Notifications making Aadhaar mandatory

March 28, 2017

In Aadhaar news, in the first few months of 2017, the Central Government has issued a spur of notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for various schemes that provide essentials and basic amenities. These notifications are issued