This is a record of the proceedings in the Supreme Court bench hearings on the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar, which began on Feb 13, 2018. You may read the previous days' proceedings here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15, Day 16., Day 17, Day 18, Day 19, Day 20, Day 2, Day 22 and Day 23. The Attorney General resumed his arguments from the previous day. He reiterated that we live in a digital era and Aadhaar is the best way to prevent money laundering and deliver subsidies and benefits. He said that a lot of government funds have gone into this project. The AG said Aadhaar will last for a long time in the future. It has been approved by United Nations and the World Bank. Aadhaar is an ongoing process and the technology and security will be updated as and when required. The AG said that policy decisions of the government approved by experts are not subject to judicial review. He gave the example of Unified Access Service License. He said that the three organs of the State should have mutual respect for each other in a democracy. The AG said Development will slow down if there's judicial review of every administrative action. The Courts should not interfere in matters of technical expertise. The only duty of the court is to expound the language of the act. They cannot decide if a particular policy decision is fair. Justice Sikri said…
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