Constitution Bench to hear Aadhaar petitions on December 14

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Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday informed petitioners challenging the validity of Aadhaar scheme that their case will be heard on Thursday, December 14.

In an urgent mentioning, one of the many done in the past few days, by petitioners before the CJI Bench, Chief Justice Misra told senior advocate Shyam Divan and advocate Vipin Nair that “we will hear it tomorrow.”

A five-judge Constitution Bench comprising the CJI, Justices A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan is likely to hear the petitions. The Bench will take up pleas for clarifications on and interim reliefs from deadlines issued.

The right to choice of existing Aadhaar holders who do not want to link their bank accounts may come up for a decision. Similarly, the issue of extension of deadline of linkage of mobile phones with Aadhaar would also be pleaded before the Constitution Bench. The present deadline is February 6, 2018 in this regard.

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