SC constitutes Constitution bench on Aadhaar

The Supreme Court has agreed with Centre's plea to decide the constitutional validity of Aadhaar scheme, which has been under judicial review for nearly three years, at the earliest and set up a Constitution bench to hear the case.
Appearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu, AG Mukul Rohatgi made an impassioned plea for early adjudication of the case arising out of plea filed by various civil rights activists challenging the constitutional validity of the ambitious scheme. He told the bench that the court should allow the government and its agencies to link Aadhaar with various social welfare schemes.
The CJI assured he would set up a Constitution bench by Friday evening to decide the issue. The SC, however , set up the bench by Thursday evening it self. The bench will take up the case on October 14.

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