Aadhaar has reduced India to a ‘concentration camp’: Petitioners

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice J. Chelameshwar and also comprising Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha asked the petitioners to mention it before the CJI court.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 7, 2017 3:47 pm
Aadhaar, Aadhaar pan card, Aadhaar welfare schemes, Aadhaar supreme court Aadhaar card system has been praised by a global body on financial reforms for expanding banking reach and lesser use of cash. (Source: File Photo)

In a scathing criticism of government’s order seeking to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of social welfare schemes, senior advocate Shyam Divan, who is representing a batch of petitioners, apprised the Supreme Court bench hearing the matter on Friday that Aadhaar has reduced India to a ‘concentration camp’. However, Attorney General K Venugopal, representing the Government of India, objected to Diwan’s ‘concentration camp’ remark.

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice J. Chelameshwar and also comprising Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha asked the petitioners to mention it before the CJI court. The apex court on Friday allowed the petitioners challenging the making of Aadhaar as mandatory, to mention it before the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for the Constitution bench to hear the matter.

Earlier, the apex court had passed a range of orders asking the government and its agencies not to make Aadhaar mandatory for extending benefits of their various social welfare schemes. The Supreme Court, however, allowed the Centre to seek Aadhaar card voluntarily from citizens for extending benefits of schemes like LPG subsidy, Jan Dhan scheme and Public Distribution System.

 

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    Shridhar Karandikar
    Jul 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm
    Pe ioner should be sent to concentration camp to experience first hand, to make such comparsion
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      M.s. Venkatraghavan
      Jul 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm
      Aadhar plugs the leaks and loop holes due to which millions of middlemen unable to cheat poor and needy. These disillusioned gangsters having lost earning their bread on hapless citizens are parasites. No wonder these anti social elements vent their anger againdt Aadhar. Do not forget that when Rajeev as PM affirmed Rs.100 sanctioned by government never reaches the poor and even if so hardly Rs10 reaches poor. Hence these gangsters can never accept Aadhar any day. If you apply gor visa many foreign embassies takes biometric which is verified when you reach that country and can you call this as slavery or security of your life.
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        #AADHAARFAIL
        Jul 8, 2017 at 5:26 pm
        Stop lying, 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding aadhaar with ration card, half billion Indian's aadhaar authentication does not work. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking your gas, electricity, mobile, bank account 8. AADHAAR works for millions of illegals staying in India 9. AADHAAR is blocking subsidies for millions of legitimate people 10. Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failure case or delete aadhaar bio-metrics from aadhaar database, archive and deactivate #AADHAAR. Jai Hind.
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        #AADHAARFAIL
        Jul 8, 2017 at 10:29 am
        1. 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking your gas, electricity, mobile, bank account 8. AADHAAR works for millions of illegals staying in India 9. AADHAAR is blocking subsidies for millions of legitimate people 10. Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failure case or delete aadhaar bio-metrics from aadhaar database, archive and deactivate #AADHAAR. Jai Hind.
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          Raj
          Jul 8, 2017 at 5:59 am
          Aadhar is a retrograde step for a developing nation. Many developing countries tried this and gave it up. The government needs to win the confidence of the people. If government becomes transparent people will become transparent. Even democratic party in usa was under cyber attack and lost all its data. Aadhar data has been leaked many times now and there is no guarantee that our data will be safe. Hope our judges will realise this and make it only voluntary. we have one last hope from our supreme court. We still do not know who is responsible for all our data which can be seen by anybody online. There are news everyday that aadhar data is leaked.
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            MyTake
            Jul 8, 2017 at 3:37 am
            Adhar will stop stealing, pilferage, mismanagement and see what they are complaining for. Which side they are on they are telling it in not so many words!
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              #AADHAARFAIL
              Jul 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm
              Stop lying, 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding aadhaar with ration card, half billion Indian's aadhaar authentication does not work. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking your gas, electricity, mobile, bank account 8. AADHAAR works for millions of illegals staying in India 9. AADHAAR is blocking subsidies for millions of legitimate people 10. Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failure case or delete aadhaar bio-metrics from aadhaar database, archive and deactivate #AADHAAR. Jai Hind.
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              Chanakya
              Jul 8, 2017 at 2:09 am
              I do not understand people opposing AAdhar no. !!!! All developed world ( USA, Europian Union, Japan, Russia, Switzerland etc etc) issue a number to newly born baby within 2 weeks from birth. And this number becomes his/her iden y for all his/her life. They do not have any problem with it. Do you think they have limited freedom ??
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                Satish
                Jul 8, 2017 at 1:42 am
                People should have freedom over Government which day by day turning country into Germany of 1930s which cause massive harm to Germany and whole world.
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                  Tilak
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 12:38 am
                  dumBhakts have only one silly retort for those opposing aadhar and it goes like this- ["if you have nothing to hide , why oppose being put under 24x7 surveillance "]. The fact is , I have a lot of things to hide and that is why i don't walk around naked. If your mother has nothing to hide , will she agree to be Strip-searched at every public place ? I am a citizen who TREASURES LIBERTY and believe Govt was cons uted to serve the citizens , NOT the other way around . I don't exist to serve the Govt . I pay my taxes on my income , on my expenses , on income earned from life-savings , I pay water-tax , sewage Tax , property tax..... Just because Govt has failed to ensure compliance from Billionaire tax cheats , does not mean every citizen can be presumed guilty and put on an electronic leash R,a,pes are frequent in India. Should every man be presumed guilty and put on 24x7 surveillance to prevent R,a,p,es ?
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