[Press Release] Supreme Court holds that Right to Privacy is a Fundamental Right

Aug 24, 2017

In a historic judgment, the 9 judge bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court has unanimously held that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. This judgment was pronounced in a reference made to the 9 judge bench in a batch of Writ Petitions challenging the Aadhaar scheme. Dr.

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Supreme Court upholds Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right

Aug 24, 2017

In a momentous judgment delivered in the case of K. S Puttaswamy (Retd.) & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. [Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494 of 2012] today, the Supreme Court of India affirmed that citizens have a fundamental right to privacy. The nine-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S Khehar, and Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, J. Chelameshwar, S.A. Bobde, A.

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Do Supreme Court orders on Aadhaar still matter?

Apr 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 brought in force in September 2016 effectively supersedes the Supreme Court’s interim orders passed between 2013 and 2015.

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Aadhaar on trial: The litigations around Aadhaar

Jan 05, 2017

The development of Aadhaar over the years has opened a Pandora’s box of litigations against its various claims and processes that range on the spectrum from privacy rights to compulsory carrying of Aadhaar cards by drivers.

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Cataloguing violations of Supreme Court’s orders on Aadhaar

Aug 17, 2016

The journey of the Aadhaar scheme can be traced back from its inception in 2006, following which it has undergone scrutiny by way of two Bills that aimed to provide it statutory backing, one Parliamentary StandingCommittee evaluation, and multiple challenges in the Supreme Court. With respect to the petitions pending in the Supreme Court that cha

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Journey of Aadhaar - Graphical Illustration

Jul 13, 2016

The Aadhaar scheme has undergone scrutinies and challenges at various levels since its inception as the flagship program of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in 2006.  In its journey, there have been two separate Bills aimed at according it a statutory status, an extensive scrutiny by a Standing Committee

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Journey of Aadhaar

May 21, 2016

The Aadhaar scheme has undergone scrutinies and challenges at various levels since its inception as the flagship program of the Unique Identification Authority of Ind

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