Citing 'unresolved issues,' SC refers plea challenging Aadhaar scheme to constitutional bench

SC on Tuesday referred to a constitution bench a challenge to the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme on grounds that it violates the right to privacy.

hidden August 11, 2015 13:55:22 IST
Citing 'unresolved issues,' SC refers plea challenging Aadhaar scheme to constitutional bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a constitution bench a challenge to the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme on grounds that it violates the right to privacy.

Citing unresolved issues SC refers plea challenging Aadhaar scheme to constitutional bench

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The court indicated it may reiterate its March 2013 order of de-linking benefits under social welfare schemes with the possession of Aadhaar card.

An apex court bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar took note of the "apparent unresolved issues" while referring the matter to the constitution bench.

The court indicated that it will direct the government to give wide publicity to its order that possession of Aadhaar card was not mandatory for availing benefits under the social welfare schemes.

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