J. Sikri says that bank frauds weren't caused because of multiple identities.
AG says that Aadhaar will help in income disparity and eliminating poverty. J. Sikri says that the gap is widening. More than 70% wealth is in the hands of 1%
AG says terrorism will be curbed by doing this.
AG says that we are asking for minimal information via Aadhaar. Says most information is already available in public domain.
J. Sikri: this is the case of balancing the rights of two person. In the case of Aadhaar, you're giving a person food...
Should people have basic right to life under article 21?Can it ever be challenged on the ground that we have a right to privacy, asks AG
AG asks the bench to look at the information that is taken and look at it from objective standards. We have to look at the larger interest of the country.
AG: The CIDR is completely safe.
J. Chandrachud: we have to look at what proportionality means. Proportionality hasn't been defined in the Puttaswamy judgement.
J. Sikri: Is it permissible to say that I'll give you food, shelter, etc but you'll be my slave?
AG: slavery is not permissible
AG says that state governments act as the agent of the central government.
Says IT act after 2009 empowered the use of Aadhaar for the purpose of e commerce.
Mr. Divan interjects and says that there's no way to opt out of the Aadhaar system.