I don’t know where all these media people are getting their information from. I read the actual Supreme Court order dated October 15, 2015 (Writ Petition Civil, Justice K S Puttaswamy & ANR versus Union of India).
Quoting from the order:
We will also make it clear that the Aadhaar card Scheme is purely voluntary and it cannot be made mandatory till the matter is finally decided by this Court one way or the other.
The Supreme Court does have the power to strike down acts passed by the parliament as being unconstitutional. So, all is not lost even if the bill is passed in the parliament. What matters now is the pending case in the SC.
You can find the copy of the original order at http://courtnic.nic.in/courtnicsc.asp if you can get through their search interface. The URLs seem to use POST parameters, and I’m therefore unable to link to the order from here. However, I worked out the following curl command for you to download it.
curl ‘http://courtnic.nic.in/supremecourt/qrydisp.asp’ --data ‘listcause=3-494-2012-2015%2F10%2F15&submit1=Submit’ > scorder_oct15_2015.pdf
Meanwhile, CONCERN, IISc has requested a written statement from the administration saying that they made submission of UID mandatory in violation of SC orders. It’s been a month and they’re stalling. But, sooner or later, we’ll get their response. If they refuse to respond, it will have to be an RTI.
Let us not despair, please. Nothing is cast in stone, yet, and now is the time to fight. If any government/private organization demands UID for some reason, don’t back off. Insist that what they are doing is illegal. Ask for written clarification, file RTIs, etc. These written statements can be useful as evidence to the people fighting out the case in the SC.
Educate, Agitate, Organize!