Update: From Rahul Narayan, an AoR in the case, on the proceedings "Shyam Divan mentioned the Aadhaar matter and both parties were present, including the Attorney General. Mr Divan asked the court to constitute the bench to hear the main matter. He pointed out Justice Nariman's judgment in which he says that the matter should go back to the original three. The Attorney General argued that it should go before a bench of five judges, because there's a provision in the constitution which says that issues of constitutional importance should be decided by a constitution bench of five judges. The Chief Justice said that the matter will be listed in the first week of November. It's not clear whether it will be three judges or five judges. We'll have to wait and find out. Many of the deadlines were 30th of September, and the AG said that they're shifting the deadlines to 31st of December. Earlier: The deadline for mandatorily linking Aadhaar for welfare schemes will be extended to 31st December from 30st September, the Attorney General told the Supreme Court yesterday, reports PTI. This is being done because, following the Right to Privacy judgment from the Supreme Court, the petitioners pushed for a speedy hearing of the Aadhaar case, given the 30th September deadline. Following the extension announced by the government, Supreme Court has decided to hear the petitions challenging various aspects of Aadhaar in the first week of November, since there is no clear urgency. As per reports, Supreme Court will set up…
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