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Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar. Track all the LIVE updates on Business Standard

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The Supreme Court Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship scheme as Constitutionally valid. The apex court's five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said is meant to help benefits reach the marginalised sections of the society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but also from the community point of view. The top court said is serving much bigger public interest and Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best.

The verdict was pronounced on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar scheme and its enabling 2016 law.
 
The bench had on May 10 reserved the verdict on the matter after a marathon hearing that went on for 38 days, spanning four-and-half months.


Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

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Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

Over 210.8 million PAN cards linked with Aadhaar till now, reveals data   Over 210.8 million permanent account numbers (PANs) have been linked with Aadhaar till now, the latest data revealed as the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the linkage between the two databases Wednesday.   According to official figures accessed by PTI, a total of 21,08,16,676 PANs issued by the Income Tax Department have been linked with Aadhaar till Monday.

Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

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Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

From day one @mamataofficial and @aitcofficial views on #Aadhaar have been consistent, well articulated and well known. Both inside and outside #Parliament pic.twitter.com/WZCRSraT1n — All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) September 26, 2018

Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

TMC hails SC verdict on Aadhaar   The Trinamool Congress hailed the Supreme Court judgement which struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act which allowed corporate entities to access its data.   "SC strikes down section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016. So you don't need to give your Aadhaar to private bodies like banks, schools, mobile companies. Trinamool and @mamataofficial fought hard for this," the party said in a tweet. SC strikes down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016. So you don't need to give your Aadhar to private bodies like banks, schools, mobile companies. Trinamool and @mamataofficial fought hard for this.— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) September 26, 2018  

Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

Congress welcomes SC decision on Aadhaar, says it is 'slap' on BJP's face "We welcome the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act. Private entities are no longer allowed to use Aadhaar for verification purposes," the Congress said on Twitter minutes after the verdict.   The delinking of Aadhaar from private entities is a 'slap on the face of BJP", added Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.   "Slap on the face of BJP. Justice Sikri judgement strikes down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016, which says private body corporates can seek Aadhaar data. Says it's unconstitutional. All plans to monetise biometric data now fail," he tweeted.

Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

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Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

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Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

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Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

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Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

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First Published: Wed, September 26 2018. 11:17 IST
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Aadhaar SC verdict LIVE updates: Court holds Aadhaar constitutionally valid

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar. Track all the LIVE updates on Business Standard

The Supreme Court Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship scheme as Constitutionally valid. The apex court's five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said is meant to help benefits reach the marginalised sections of the society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but also from the community point of view. The top court said is serving much bigger public interest and Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best.

The verdict was pronounced on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar scheme and its enabling 2016 law.
 
The bench had on May 10 reserved the verdict on the matter after a marathon hearing that went on for 38 days, spanning four-and-half months.


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