Aadhaar Verdict: Twitterati try to explain how Aadhaar will work with these memeshttps://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/twitterati-try-to-explain-how-aadhaar-will-work-with-these-memes-5375464/

Aadhaar Verdict: Twitterati try to explain how Aadhaar will work with these memes

As the Aadhaar verdict was known, many took to social media to express their thoughts of the ruling. However, most seemed utterly confused about it.

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Netizens are trying to understand the Aadhaar verdict but most remain quite confused.

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar, but struck down some of its provisions by a 4:1 majority. During the judgment, the top court underlined that a person’s rights could not be denied on the ground of lack of this unique ID and specified where all it was not mandatory.

While the majority judgment, written by Justice AK Sikri in concurrence with CJI Dipak Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar, upheld seeding of PAN with Aadhaar, it clearly said that linking of Aadhaar to bank accounts and mobile phone numbers are not compulsory any longer. In a dissenting judgment, Justice D Y Chandrachud said the Aadhaar Act could not have been passed as a Money Bill as it amounted to a fraud on the Constitution and was liable to be struck down.

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As the landmark verdict was known, many took to social media to express their thoughts of the ruling. However, most seemed utterly confused. Some were baffled that although Aadhaar is not necessary of bank accounts but for PAN card – they argued that indirectly, it means the bank still gets their data, while other wondered how they de-link all the Aadhaar information already submitted to telecom companies and banking services.

As people try to figure out what the verdict means, some users on Twitter came up with hilarious meme and jokes to decode the judgment. Sample these:

Ruling that Aadhaar was not compulsory for school admissions, the SC further added that no child could be denied benefits of any scheme for not having Aadhaar number. Stating that Aadhaar empowers the marginalised sections of society and gave them an identity, the SC asked the Central government to introduce a robust data protection law as soon as possible.

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