The Supreme Court has rejected petitions seeking re-examination of its 2018 verdict which declared Aadhaar Act valid and constitutional.
A five-judge bench of the apex court dismissed the petitions by majority of 4:1. The review petitions were considered by the bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and BR Gavai in chamber on January 11 and the order was uploaded on the Supreme Court website yesterday. While Justices Khanwilkar, Bhushan, Nazeer and Gavai were in favour of dismissal of the review petition.
Justice Chandrachud disagreed with his brother judges and said the review petition should be kept pending until the issue of the validity of certification of Aadhaar Bill as a Money Bill is settled by a larger Constitution bench. The majority of four judges, however, said no case was made out to review the 2018 verdict.