Supreme Court on Aadhaar: Better to be unique than being best; Aadhaar means Unique

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best. The apex court made this observations while pronouncing of the verdict by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Justice A K Sikri was pronouncing the judgement on Aadhaar for himself, the CJI and Justice A M Khanwilkar. The bench said attack on Aadhaar by petitioners is based on violation of rights under the Constitution, will lead to a surveillance State. It said there has been minimal demographic and biometric data collected by UIDAI for Aadhaar enrolment.

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