On 11 August 2015, a three-judge bench of the apex court had referred a batch of petitions, challenging Aadhaar to a larger bench to decide whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right. The bench had also restricted the use of Aadhaar to cooking gas and LPG subsidy.
In October 2015, a five-judge bench expanded use of Aadhaar to a few other government schemes but did not look into the privacy issue.
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