Supreme Court: Issue of linking Aadhaar with social media accounts need to be decided at earliest

The Supreme Court of India on Friday said, “The issue related to linking of social media profiles with Aadhaar needs to be decided at earliest.”

The bench led by justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose said: “At this stage, We do not know whether we could decide this issue, or the high court will decide.”

The bench further said: “It will not go into the merit of the case and would simply decide the transfer petition filed by Facebook seeking transfer of such cases pending before high courts of Madras, Bombay, and Madhya Pradesh to the top court.”

Tushar Mehta, the Solicitor General, who represented the government, told the bench that, “The govt has no objection to transfer of the cases from the high court to the top court.”