Aadhaar Verdict: Justice D Y Chandrachud Dissents With The Majority Opinion

Aadhaar Verdict: Justice D Y Chandrachud Dissents With The Majority Opinion

Aadhaar Verdict: Justice D Y Chandrachud Dissents With The Majority Opinion

The BJP president said Aadhaar under the UPA government was "niradhar" (without any basis) and had no objective. "Just like they won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections". "Private entities are no longer allowed to use Aadhaar for verification purposes", the Congress said on Twitter minutes after the verdict.

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar today.

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, a member of the five-judge Supreme Court bench on Aadhaar issue, on Wednesday held that the Aadhaar Act can not be treated as a money bill and passing it as one will be a fraud on the Constitution.

Several Congress leaders also spoke on the judgement. "Says it's unconstitutional. All plans to monetise biometric data now fail", he tweeted.

"If the information of a person's personal information is sought to be released, he or she shall have an opportunity to be heard". SC brilliantly threw out #bjp #modi accumulated dirty bathwater and saved the baby.

However, in light of the threats to an individual's privacy, a number of provisions of the Aadhaar Act of 2016 were struck down. "Modi Govt's draconian Section 57 quashed - Bank A/c, Mobile, School, Airlines, Travel Agents, Pvt entities requiring Aaadhar Data quashed".

The top court said Aadhaar serves a bigger public interest.

"Aadhaar could not have been brought as a money bill".

That is why, Patra added, the Congress had moved the apex court against it. "The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and has also said that it does not violate privacy", Patra said.

■ SC says CBSE, NEET, UGC can not make Aadhaar mandatory.

While the majority judgment doesn't elaborate on Aadhaar data now held by private entities, it did stipulate that authentication records, in this case held by government service providers, are not to be kept beyond a period of six months and that holding metadata of the transactions is impermissible. In addition, Section 33 (2) of the act, which mandates disclosure of Aadhaar details for the purposes of national security was scrapped. The archiving of information with UIDAI for five years was also struck down.

Supreme Court says Aadhaar card is mandatory for getting a PAN card, filing ITR but not for mobile phone connections and bank accounts.

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