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Why Supreme Court feels welfare exclusion can't be used to scrap Aadhaar

"When it is serving much larger purpose by reaching hundreds of millions of deserving persons, it cannot be crucified on the unproven plea of exclusion of some."

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar. However, the apex court, in its judgment, placed strict limitations on the scope of the project while striking down several contentious provisions of the legislation.

Of the five judge-bench that delivered the verdict, three justices delivered separate opinions. Justice A.K. Sikri delivered the majority opinion, with Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar concurring with him. In their reasoning, the majority view expressed through Justice Sikri’s opinion noted that Aadhaar was striving to benefit millions of deserving people and therefore could not be scrapped merely on the ground

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First Published: Sep 27 2018 | 10:35 AM IST

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