Last Week at CLPR: 11th – 17th March 2018

March 20, 2018

Last week at CLPR:






  • The Plain English versions of the opinions written by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Chandrachud on 09th March 2018, in the Passive Euthanasia case were published this week.
  • On 14th March 2018, Day 4 in the Ayodhya Title Dispute case the arguments were on the reconsideration of the judgment in Dr. M. Ismail Faruqui Etc, Mohd. v. Union Of India, which had held that a mosque is not essential to the religion of Islam.
  • On 13.03.2018, Mr P. Chidambaram, representing Mr Jairam Ramesh resumed his arguments against the Aadhaar Act being passed as a Money Bill.
  • On 14.03.2018, Mr. K.V. Viswanathan, representing the petitioner, began his arguments. He argued that making Aadhaar compulsory for fundamental entitlements would attract the doctrine of ‘Unconstitutional Condition’.
  • On 15.03.2018, Mr.Viswanathan concluded by pressing for an extension of the deadline for Aadhaar linking for subsidies. Mr Anand Grover began his arguments calling attention to data being collected by “unregulated” State Resident Data Hubs (SRDH) potentially leaking into the public domain. Ms Meenakshi Arora began her arguments by listing her key themes – surveillance, dignity, and proportionality test and its relation to fundamental rights.