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Strike down Aadhaar law as unconstitutional: Plea in SC

THE ASIAN AGE. | J. VENKATESAN
Published : Jan 7, 2018, 2:42 am IST
Updated : Jan 7, 2018, 2:42 am IST

A five-judge Constitution Bench is to hear the validity of the Aadhaar law from January 17.

Supreme Court of India
 Supreme Court of India

New Delhi: Aadhaar law, which affects right to privacy’ and lacks security for protection of data, should be struck down as unconstitutional, according to fresh plea in the Supreme Court made on Saturday.

A five-judge Constitution Bench is to hear the validity of the Aadhaar law from January 17 and the court had asked the batch of petitioners and the Centre to file their final responses.

 

In their response, the petitioners through counsel Vipin Nair said Aadhaar law which related to breach of personal information is an ex-facie violation of an individual’s fundamental right to privacy as it deprives aggrieved individuals of the knowledge required to exercise control over their information.

Pointing out that there is no accountability on the agency collecting the biometric data, the petitioners argued that the handling of personal information by the UIDAI is therefore manifestly arbitrary and opaque.

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