New Delhi: A day after the Centre told the Supreme Court that Right to Privacy cannot be invoked to scrap Aadhar scheme as it is not a fundamental right under the Constitution, the Congress has hit out at the Narendra Modi government.
Commenting on the issue, senior Congress leader Manisha Tewari has called the Modi government Fascist.
“Govt tells SC- citizens have no right to privacy, will not decriminalize defamation,Curb independence of Judiciary,All features of Fascism! (sic),” Tewari tweeted on Thursday.
Govt tells SC- citizens have no right to privacy, will not decriminalize defamation,Curb independence of Judiciary,All features of Fascism!
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) July 23, 2015
The Centre yesterday told the SC that a "fool proof" system would be in place for the implementation of Aadhar scheme.
"Right to Privacy is not a fundamental right under our Constitution. It flows from one right to another right. Constitution makers did not intend to make right to privacy a fundamental right.”
"There is no fundamental right to privacy so these petitions under Article 32 should be dismissed," Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted before a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar which during the hearing said, "We are inclined to refer it to the larger Constitution bench".
He was countering the contention that the scheme of Aadhar based on collecting personal data violates the citizens right to privacy.
"What is the contour and what is the interplay of various rights required to be ascertained," he said, adding that "Right to privacy is not absolute and is subject to restrictions."
The Attorney General said the plea for scrapping the scheme cannot be allowed.