India's Supreme Court rules Aadhar scheme does not violate constitution

26 September 2018
photo credit: BMN Network/flickr
photo credit: BMN Network/flickr
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but junked its requirement for bank accounts, mobile phone connections and school admissions. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra observed that that Aadhaar was meant to help the benefits reach the marginalised sections of society. It said the scheme takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but from the community point of view as well and served the much bigger public interest. Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best, it said.
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