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  1. Aadhaar (the Larger Bench): Day I

    Written By Joshita Pai The 5 judge bench this afternoon commenced with the Aadhaar hearing after reference from the Supreme Court on the issues of existence of privacy as a constitutional right and on clarifications of the interim order issued on 11th of August. The bench… Read More

  2. Aadhar: the Past and the Future

    By Joshita Pai & Sarvjeet Singh The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was set up under the chairmanship of Mr. Nandan Nilekani in 2009 by an executive notification to generate and assign unique identification numbers to residents. After persistent protests asserting that a project, which requires collection… Read More

  3. A basic right is in danger

    The post originally appeared in The Hindu on 31st July 2015. The Attorney General’s argument questioning the right of Indians to privacy is wrong on two counts. But worse, it goes against the interests of the people on every count. “While opinions may vary about Aadhar, the government is expected… Read More

  4. Government says it cannot provide subsidies without Aadhar

    The government submitted to the court that Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) relies on Aadhar to provide subsidies to the public. "There is a problem now. MoPNG distributes subsidised cooking gas to the tune of Rs. 40,000 crores," said Vahanvati to the bench, adding, "Aadhar is the only foolproof mechanism through which we can do this." Read More

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