Aadhaar: SC hears right to privacy case but there's much more at stake

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday to determine whether individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution, in a ruling legal scholar say will have far-reaching consequences.

The court has set up a rare nine-member bench to rule on the matter triggered by a petition challenging the mandatory use of national identity cards, which are known as Aadhaar, as an infringement of privacy. Constitutional experts say if the court decides privacy is a fundamental right, it could open up to review a.....

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