January 18, 2018

Aadhaar Gives State A Switch To Cause Civil Death Of An Individual, Petitioners Argue

If the Aadhaar Act is allowed to continue, it will transform People’s Constitution into a State Constitution, argued petitioners on Day 1 of the hearing challenging the validity of the biometric ID. The constitution firmly repudiates Aadhaar, they said.

‘’The State is empowered with a ‘switch’ by which it can cause the civil death of an individual,” says the opening statements submitted in the court by the petitioners. “Where every basic facility is linked to Aadhaar and one cannot live in a society without an Aadhaar number, the switching off of Aadhaar completely destroys the individual.’’

Read more at https://www.bloombergquint.com/law-and-policy/2018/01/18/aadhaar-gives-state-a-switch-to-cause-civil-death-of-an-individual-petitioners-argue

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