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Oh my: Chandrachud J lays into Shyam Divan over imputations that bench biased towards Aadhaar

Great write-up on what sounds like utterly harrowing scenes...

The Indian Express reported:

At hearing on savings ‘due to’ UID, Supreme Court judge fumes: Don’t call me Aadhaar judge | The Indian Express

Discussion over savings on account of Aadhaar turned stormy in the Supreme Court Thursday with Justice D Y Chandrachud lashing out at the petitioner’s advocate, saying he was trying to impute motives to him and the bench, and reminded him that the court is neither pro-government, nor pro-NGO.

“Just as we are not here for any government, we are not for any NGO either,” Justice Chandrachud, sitting on a five-head Constitution Bench hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act, fumed.

“We are neither Aadhaar judges nor NGO lawyers,” he said as senior advocate Shyam Divan tried to explain that he didn’t mean to impute motives.


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