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Justice (R) KS Puttaswamy(HT Photo)

KS Puttaswamy, retired judge who opposed Aadhaar, welcomes verdict

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Retired Karnataka high court judge KS Puttaswamy challenged the decision to make Aadhaar enrolment mandatory for all citizens in 2012. It was the first challenge to Aadhaar.
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The Supreme Court, on September 26, 2018, upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar allowing the government to mandate the unique identity number to access subsidies and welfare schemes.(AFP File Photo)
The Supreme Court, on September 26, 2018, upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar allowing the government to mandate the unique identity number to access subsidies and welfare schemes.(AFP File Photo)

SC verdict on Aadhaar welcomed by KS Puttaswamy, one of the original petitioners

By Indo Asian News Service | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 05:59 PM IST
A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra held that Aadhaar would be voluntary and not mandatory with an option to exit.
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