BJP describes Congress’ reaction to SC verdict on Aadhaar as ‘misplaced enthusiasm’

"This is a welcome decision. Probably the highest court has realised that the privacy issue of individuals is very serious," Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2017 9:30 pm
Aadhar card, Aadhar card news, Aadhar card with same birth dates, 1000 villagers will same Bithday, 1000 villagers issued cards with same birthdays, latest news, India news, National news, Aadhar goof-ups in India, Latest news “This is a welcome decision. Probably the highest court has realised that the privacy issue of individuals is very serious,” Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said.

After the Congress welcomed the Supreme Court order regarding the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for the allotment of PAN cards, the BJP said the reaction of the party was “typical of its trait to claim vindication when there is no reason whatsoever”. BJP spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao noted that the apex court had upheld the validity of an Income Tax Act provision making Aadhaar mandatory for the allotment of PAN cards and filing of tax returns and its partial stay on its execution “would not pose any significant restriction”.

“As the Aadhaar coverage is nearly universal with more than 99 per cent of the adult population being in possession of it, not making it mandatory for those who do not have it will not pose any significant restriction. The misplaced enthusiasm of the Congress is typical of its trait to claim vindication when there is no reason whatsoever,” he said.

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the validity of section 139AA of the Income Tax Act making Aadhaar mandatory for the allotment of PAN cards and filing of tax returns but put a partial stay on its implementation till a Constitution bench addressed the related issue of the right to privacy. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also upheld the legislative competence of the Parliament enacting section 139AA of the Income Tax (IT) Act. The Congress welcomed the decision.

“This is a welcome decision. Probably the highest court has realised that the privacy issue of individuals is very serious,” Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said. He said the matter was still pending before a constitution bench of the apex court.

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    Satish Dhameja
    Jun 17, 2017 at 11:30 am
    Apex court seems to be playing in the hands of present govt....cji Dattu headed bench made it very clear that till we come up with the final order one way or the other,AADHAAR shall remain voluntary and not mandatory....but now every which way aadhaar is being made mandatory in blatant contempt of Apex court DIRECTIVES.....it seems Apex court has become an ins ution without TEETH and the right to privacy and security hangs in balance... supreme Court,WAKE UP otherwise we are in for autocratic democracy!!
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      arun kale
      Jun 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm
      Do whatever but keep less do entation and stop asking for again and again .Don't disbelieve majority of people for the sake of few defaulters. Strengthen implementing machinary to save majority from harassment by govt. Agencies.
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        Sunny
        Jun 10, 2017 at 2:30 am
        Privacy is most important at a time when details of millions leaked from Government Database. Supreme court took a wonderful decision. We are not living in Dictatorship and we must have right to privacy when BJP type of Government in power abusing power and Government Agencies for promoting its own political agenda and RSS murderous ideology of hate.
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          Dipak
          Jun 9, 2017 at 10:24 pm
          In USA social security number must be used for everything you do.Shopping, admission to school and college, bank account and fi income tax and nobody complains and it is approved by the court.I hope sanity will prevail in India.
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            Dipak chutiya
            Jun 11, 2017 at 9:32 am
            jaisa baat karta hain. Social security number can be changed fingerprints tera baap change karega? Aur kaha shopping karta hain ke social security number chahiye? pheku ka chamcha chota phekhu
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            Sriram Kalpathi
            Jun 9, 2017 at 9:42 pm
            If every person is honest,there is no need for pan card or aadhar card to be linked before fi income tax returns. However,he will definitely link pan card and aadhar card before fi returns.He has no worry and is happy to provide all details required by the authorities. If a person is dishonest,he will continue to manipulate the accounts,even if he links his pan card and aadhar card before fi income tax returns.He just will not bother.He has no worry,as he knows he will never be caught by the authorities.
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