Category: Aadhaar

Questions of Fact: India’s Aadhaar Matter and the Limits of the Supreme Court

In September 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered its verdict in a landmark case with major implications for the Aadhaar biometric identification project as well as the application of right to privacy in India, but the Aadhaar Matter raises important questions about the shortcomings of the Supreme Court’s practice of judicial review. I had […]

Should Aadhaar be mandatory?

This article was originally published in Deccan Herald. This week, a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will adjudicate on limited questions of stay orders in the Aadhaar case. After numerous attempts by the petitioners in the Aadhaar case, the court has agreed to hear this matter, just shy of the looming deadline of December […]

Privacy is not a unidimensional concept

This article was originally published in The Economic Times. Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all citizens in India to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive […]