Aadhaar Verdict: What needs to be linked, What not?
From making Aadhaar mandatory for dispensing welfare scheme benefits, to an attempt to bring transparency in the taxation of individuals, almost all the steps towards making Aadhaar the only gateway for complete financial and social inclusion were challenged before the Supreme Court today. The Aadhaar hearing was one of the longest hearings in the Supreme Court, The first petition challenging Aadhaar was filed as far back as in 2012. Today the judgment was pronounced by a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan. In a majority verdict of 4:1, the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the Aadhaar Act, but struck down several provisions. Now let us break down the Aadhar verdict to help you understand it better..