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Constitutional Validity of Aadhaar, Day 8: No State has the right to make any citizen feel vulnerable

This is a record of the proceedings in the Supreme Court bench hearings on the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar. You may read the previous days here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6., Day 7. Kapil Sibal continued to present the case, clarifying that he had meant that Section 8 (3)(c) is 'completely wrongly drafted' with respect to "alternatives", because for authentication, according to definition, there is no scope for alternatives. Some discussion followed with Justices Sikri and Khanwilkar thinking there may be alternatives, Justice Bhushan suggesting that they may be for verifying rather than authenticating, Justice Chandrachud thinking the act contemplates something else, other than demographic and biometric information as identity and Mr. Sibal explaining the problems with "one nation, one identity" but they agreed that this line of argument was more political than legal and moved…

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