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Aadhaar verdict: What does Supreme Court's historic judgment mean for everyone?
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Aadhaar verdict: What does Supreme Court's historic judgment mean for everyone?

Majority held most of the Act was constitutionally valid. What does this translate to in practice?

Supreme Court hits right notes in landmark Aadhaar verdict; Critics’ concerns met, but govt won’t be unhappy
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Supreme Court hits right notes in landmark Aadhaar verdict; Critics’ concerns met, but govt won’t be unhappy

In as much as these provisions were held to be symptomatic of a “surveillance state”, the Supreme Court judgment seems to have corroborated the views of Aadhaar critics who held such linking of services with biometric data an assault on privacy of citizens.

Changes brought in by SC's Aadhaar verdict come as relief, but judgment remains major disappointment
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Changes brought in by SC's Aadhaar verdict come as relief, but judgment remains major disappointment

Overall, the impact of the Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict is to retain the unique ID scheme, but bringing the rampant mandating to a halt comes as a relief.

Amit Shah mocks Rahul Gandhi over SC's Aadhaar verdict, says 'Congress won today like it did in 2014'
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Amit Shah mocks Rahul Gandhi over SC's Aadhaar verdict, says 'Congress won today like it did in 2014'

Shah accused the Congress of trying every trick to fight and defeat Aadhaar as it is the "fountainhead of middlemen and corruption".

'All-pervasive use of Aadhaar curtailed': Supreme Court verdict on UID draws gamut of reactions
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'All-pervasive use of Aadhaar curtailed': Supreme Court verdict on UID draws gamut of reactions

UIDAI said that the Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict is a victory for the UIDAI and the government and has also set the pace of India's digital destiny.

Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict is sensible, nuanced: Here's what the govt needs to do to address the pain points
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Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict is sensible, nuanced: Here's what the govt needs to do to address the pain points

As the Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict gives the government and UIDAI a slap on the wrist on several issues, the Centre now needs to be open to suggestions to end the inconvenience.

SC finds Aadhaar constitutional in 4-1 ruling; dissenting judge says passing law as money bill akin to fraud
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SC finds Aadhaar constitutional in 4-1 ruling; dissenting judge says passing law as money bill akin to fraud

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme and the Act but with conditions. However, the dissenting view of Justice DY Chandrachud stole the show with his emphatic view which said that Aadhaar is unconstitutional.

Congress welcomes Aadhaar verdict, calls it a win for UPA's policy; Kapil Sibal says will approach SC if govt brings in Money Bill
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Congress welcomes Aadhaar verdict, calls it a win for UPA's policy; Kapil Sibal says will approach SC if govt brings in Money Bill

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and said that it empowers the marginalised sections of the society

BJP calls Aadhaar verdict big victory for 'pro-poor Modi government', claims it exposes Congress
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BJP calls Aadhaar verdict big victory for 'pro-poor Modi government', claims it exposes Congress

"We see it as a big victory of the Modi government, the pro-poor Modi government. The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and has also said that it does not violate privacy," Patra said. He said the court has noted that Aadhaar gives strength to the poor.

Supreme Court declares Aadhaar constitutionally valid, with some riders: Full text of the judgment
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Supreme Court declares Aadhaar constitutionally valid, with some riders: Full text of the judgment

Observing that Aadhaar was meant to help the benefits reach the marginalised sections of society, it said the scheme takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but from the community point of view as well and served the much bigger public interest.

After Supreme Court verdict, here's a list of all the services for which Aadhaar cannot be demanded anymore
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After Supreme Court verdict, here's a list of all the services for which Aadhaar cannot be demanded anymore

The Supreme Court has struck down provisions of the Aadhaar Act that allowed private companies to seek your data, as well as the national security provision that allowed State bodies to demand your Aadhaar number for identification.

Aadhaar verdict updates: Supreme Court ruling destroys legitimacy of the Act's stated purposes, say lawyers
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Aadhaar verdict updates: Supreme Court ruling destroys legitimacy of the Act's stated purposes, say lawyers

Aadhaar verdict LIVE updates: The Supreme Court verdict on the Aadhaar Act, undermines the legitimacy of the Act, law experts have said. "This project has little or no legitimacy left. Massive legislative and structural changes will be required. I will be writing on bits of the judgement in the coming weeks."

SC verdict on Aadhaar validity: Bench declares scheme as 'constitutionally valid'; linkage mandatory for PAN card, I-T returns
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SC verdict on Aadhaar validity: Bench declares scheme as 'constitutionally valid'; linkage mandatory for PAN card, I-T returns

The bench upheld the passing of the Aadhaar Bill as a Money Bill by the Lok Sabha and said that an Aadhaar card continues to be mandatory for PAN card linking.