Five-judge constitution bench to examine validity of Aadhaar on July 18-19

All matters related to Aadhaar will be presented before a five-judge Constitution bench during a two-day hearing on July 18 and 19. Two main grievances with the Aadhaar Act include the Centre's move to make it mandatory for social schemes and the aspect of right to privacy.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Aadhaar, Constitution Bench, Supreme Court Aadhaar, Aadhaar right to privacy A five-judge Constitution bench will examine the validity of Aadhaar next week. (Express Photo/Abhinav Saha)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a five-judge Constitution bench will hear petitions challenging the Aadhaar Act on July 18 and 19. The matter was mentioned before a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud this morning by Attorney General K K Venugopal and senior advocate Shyam Divan who requested an early hearing by a constitution bench. All matters related to Aadhaar, including the right to privacy, will be presented before the bench during the two-day hearing.

When Justice Khehar asked both parties whether the matter should be referred to a seven or five-judge bench, Venugopal and Divan chose a five-judge bench, reported news agency PTI. On July 7, when Aadhaar-related issues were presented before a three-judge bench, it had observed that said the final judgment should be given by a larger bench. It had added that the CJI will make a decision regarding setting up a Constitution bench.

Two main grievances with the Aadhaar Act include the Centre’s move to make it mandatory for social schemes and the aspect of right to privacy.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    #AADHAARFAIL
    Jul 13, 2017 at 10:08 am
    When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will come out from other end. Jai Hind. 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 ur 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/delete
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      Abm
      Jul 13, 2017 at 8:31 am
      The activist while fighting for privacy should ask for accountability from the government, like if any government employee or company accesses a data of a person, the person should get notified immediately via SMS and email about the access. The person should then have the right to ask about the enquiry into oneself. If no response is met a corresponding action should be taken against that body ( who accessed aadhar data) like banning further access. This would be a better solution. As. A country like Estonia is already having it in place. And will lead to better transparency.
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        #AADHAARFAIL
        Jul 13, 2017 at 10:08 am
        When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will come out from other end. Jai Hind. 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 ur 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/delete
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      2. Sankaran Krishnan
        Jul 12, 2017 at 4:14 pm
        In the name of Aadhaar some of the Govt. Departments take undue advantage and without informing the beneficiaries they had blocked the Monthly Pension payment for all those who had not submitted the Aadhaar Card to the PF Offices and thus deny Pension for PF and FPF Pensioners right from April onwards without even informing them. If you go over to the Bank then only you will come to know about this and my simple query is when Banks are already informed to link Aadhaar to their SB accounts what is the necessity to submit and instead instructed that those who had linked the Aadhaar card with the accounts can claim the Pension amount and what for the PF Office is asking to visit their offices to submit the Xerox copy of the Aadhaar as told by the Bank branches ???
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          #AADHAARFAIL
          Jul 13, 2017 at 10:08 am
          When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will come out from other end. Jai Hind. 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 ur 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/delete
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          ak dev
          Jul 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm
          Aadhaar is a deterrent to criminals as atom bomb is to enemies of a country.
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            Pinaki
            Jul 12, 2017 at 9:27 pm
            Aadhar is a tool to rid poverty, by getting rid of the poor. Will Mukesh Ambani or any top CEO or Mr Modi or any of his partymen will have to go to any Airtel (or any other telco) office to give their biometric data. However, a paralysed elderly woman who lives alone (because her children are all dead) will have to go or lose her right to use a cell phone.
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              #AADHAARFAIL
              Jul 13, 2017 at 10:09 am
              When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will come out from other end. Jai Hind. 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 ur 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/delete
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                #AADHAARFAIL
                Jul 13, 2017 at 10:09 am
                When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will come out from other end. Jai Hind. 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 ur 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/delete
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              Arvind
              Jul 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm
              It is expected that our Judiciary must think of larger interest of our Economy and national interest so far as Aadhaar Card is concerned .No doubt Aadhaar Card has reduced corrupt activities at larger scale.Further Judiciary must help Govt as how to reduce tax evasion rather than loopholes for Tax evasion.It must also see how A.C. becomes more strong document after obtaining expert opinion from experienced persons like Nandan Nilekani and many others in this field.
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                #AADHAARFAIL
                Jul 13, 2017 at 10:13 am
                When your fingerprint gets stolen, printed and used for aadhaar pay, cloning SIM and changing bank password using OTP, your aadhaar devotion will come out from other end. Jai Hind. 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 ur 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/delete
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