1. There must be public purpose
2. Rational nexus.
3. Necessity of the measure.
4. No other alternative measure is a available.
Says that India is far behind sustainable development when compared to China and other South Asian nations.
ASG says that he wants to show that whenever there is a statutorily allowed intrusion of privacy it does not mean there's presumption of guilt.
a statutory measure should not be excessive wrt to the object it seeks to achieve and the court will not look into the legislature's wisdom till it's shockingly disproportionate.
ASG quotes PUCL v. UoI
Quotes subramanian swamy case on the point of reasonable restrictions.
Balancing of fundamental rights is the constitutional duty of the case, ASG quotes from the criminal defamation judgment.
The right to move your fist stops when my nose begins says ASG.
Also says that the right to privacy in the European convention of human rights is not absolute and can be curtailed for the purpose of national security.
Says the word 'necessary' is not synonymous with 'indispensable'. It only has to be proved that it's necessary for larger public interest.
PMLA has become a stringent law since 2013. The amended rules under PMLA mandate providing of Aadhaar to open an account.
J. Sikri says there's no doubt that money laundering is a problem. The only question that needs to be answered is how Aadhaar will prevent money laundering.