The Supreme Court on Tuesday began the final hearing on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card with those opposing the mega project saying it was not backed by any statute and compromises with national security.
The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to vacate its Aug 17, 2007 order restraining Haryana from breaching the Bhakra Main Line (BML) canal and connecting it with its intra-state Hansi-Butana canal to draw part of its share of the Ravi-Beas waters.
"How can people think of the right to privacy when they are fighting for sustenance?," the Supreme Court on Tuesday said as it asked states and union territories to respond to petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card and it being made mandatory for getting benefits of government`s social welfare schemes.
Deputy Director General of Unique Identity Authority of India`s Chandigarh unit on Thursday directed agencies engaged in the enrolment of Aadhaar cards to speed up the process and complete it by the end of this year.
Delhi High Court asked the city government to respond to a plea seeking quashing of its executive orders that made Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) or Aadhaar compulsory for availing various public services.