Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging constitutional validity of Aadhaar

Supreme Court on Aadhaar

New Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgement on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra reserved its judgement and directed all the parties concerned to file their written submissions to put forth their case, news agency PTI reported.

In his concluding remarks, Attorney General K K Venugopal stated this is second longest oral hearing in the history of the apex court. The first longest hearing was of the crucial Keshavananda Bharti case that lasted for 68 days, while in the Aadhar case proceedings lasted for 38 days.

The court was hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law.

Former Karnataka High Court judge Justice K S Puttaswamy and other petitioners had challenged the constitutional validity of the scheme.


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