ALSO READSC refers to Const bench plea against making Aadhaar mandatory HC comes to aid of slum dwellers having no Aadhaar cards SC bench recuses itself from hearing plea against Aadhaar SC to hear May 17 plea against making Aadhaar mandatory SC to hear plea challenging 'constitutional validity' of Aadhaar Act
The direction came on a petition by Nupur Moitra, mother of 27-year-old Sanat who is suffering from acute cerebral palsy.
Moving the petition before the court, Moitra's counsel Jayanta Narayan Chatterjee submitted that youth was suffering from 83 per cent disability and cannot sit or look straight and cannot stretch his fingers.
Chatterjee said in April 2016, Sanath was taken to an Aadhaar enrolment camp, but retina scan and fingerprinting could not be done owing to his physical disabilities.
Since then he has been taken to several other Aadhaar camps, but every attempt has failed, the lawyer told the court.
Chatterjee submitted that there are provisions in Aadhaar Act 2016 which say that software can be updated and officials may go to the residence of specific people to ensure that children, aged and disabled people have their cards are made.
He also submitted that with the December deadline fixed by the Centre for Aadhaar linking of several important services nearing, steps need to be taken very soon to ensure that the youth's rights to such services are ensured.
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