SC to continue hearing on Aadhaar card tomorrow

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 23:41 IST

New Delhi [India] January 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court will continue hearing a slew of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card matter tomorrow as it was inconclusive today.

During the hearing, the petitioners' counsel, Shyam Divan, pointed out that Section 48 allows the government to take over the control of the entire record by citing a public emergency.

He also cited section 51 and 57 while arguing for a slew of petitioners challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar matter.

Earlier on January 18, the petitioners' counsel pointed out three issues as the Aadhaar matter was being argued before the five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court.

During the hearing, Divan raised three issues before the apex court that included-integrity of the process, the integrity of the information and pervasive violation of fundamental rights.

The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, was hearing a batch of petitions filed challenging the constitutional validity of the identification number.

Earlier on Jan 17, Divan argued that the Aadhaar Card may cause the death of citizens' civil rights.

The senior lawyer told the bench that a people's Constitution was being converted into a state's Constitution, adding that it was incorrect to take people's biometric data for Aadhaar Card.

Since the inception of the Aadhaar card, its validity and possible leakages of data have surfaced time and again.

The apex court has also received petitions against the linkage of this 12-digit number with mobile phones, bank accounts and so on. (ANI)