On Wednesday, 17th January 2018, a five-judge bench of Supreme Court began its final hearing in the matter of K S Puttaswamy v. Union of India [W.P.(C) No. 494/2012] and 28 other petitions tagged along with it, that challenge the overall validity of the Aadhaar scheme on various grounds. Earlier on 14th December, 2017, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India had heard arguments for interim relief and an order was passed in the matter. The summary of the arguments can be read here and the order can be read here.
The constitutional bench for the final hearing comprised of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan.
Our detailed notes from the daily proceedings are given below: