A-G submits that there is the Babri Masjid matter in the first week of February.
challenged here is itself without precedent. No democratic society
has adopted a programme that is similar in its command and sweep.
There are few judicial precedents to guide us.
cases have all been decided in favour of the citizen, repelling the
invasive programme by the State.
is allowed to operate unimpeded it will hollow out the Constitution,
particularly the great rights and liberties it assures to citizens. A
People’s Constitution will transform into a State Constitution.
the State. It diminishes the status of the citizen. Rights freely
exercised, liberties freely enjoyed, entitlements granted by the
Constitution and laws are all made conditional on a
civil death of an individual. Where every basic facility is linked to
Aadhaar and one cannot live in society without an Aadhaar
number, the switching off of Aadhaar completely destroys the
Also reads the operative part of the 11th aug 2015 order that referred the matter to CB. And all the four interim directions restraining the use of Aadhaar to merely 2 schemes.
SD says it is an important point insofar as all of the information is collected by private parties with absolutely no governmental control.
DYCJ notices that there is no sanction for collecting biometrics. He asks SD if it is his contention that all info collected between 2009 and 2016 is unlawful.
SD says we want to go slowly and that is far ahead.
Ashok Bhushan says the point in the notification talking about generation and assignment of uid is wide enough to cover biometrics.
CJI says he has given an earlier judgment that the question of money bill cannot be agitated.
Seniors P Chidambaram and Datar get up to