First judgment is by Justice Sikri. CJI and Khanwilkar J have concurred with him. DYC J and Ashok Bhushan J have written separate opinions.
How the word Aadhaar has completely dislodged the hindi dictionary meaning for Aadhaar by the Id provided by UIDAI.
Issue 1: Does Aadhaar create a surveillance state and therefore unconstitutional?
Metadata storage is struck down.
33 (1) is read down to afford an opportunity for data subject to be heard.
Purpose of the Act is legitimate.
Rational connection to purpose is satisfied.
Balancing test satisfied by the Act insofar as Aadhaar only collects minimal data.
Sikri J: enrolment of children only with parental consent. They should be given an option to exit on attaining majority.
Section 29 is upheld as valid. However regulations may be challenged later. But the current regulations are valid.
Fully struck down qua private entities.