Free Press Journal
  • Aadhaar is meandering in a legal maze

    The ambitious programme to provide a unique 12-digit identification number to 1.3 billion Indian citizens, Aadhaar has been a matter of strident and litigious debate. Currently, a five-judge Supreme Court (SC) bench is hearing a collective case over a bunch of 22 petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the 2016 Aadhaar Act on the ground that it violated privacy rights of citizens. Last week, the five-judge bench extended the March 31, 2017,