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, Day 23, Day 24, Day 25, Day 26, Day 27, Day 28, Day 29 and Day 30. Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi continued his submissions on the behalf of UIDAI and the State of Gujarat. He read from Page 56 of his written submissions quoting Amartya Sen, "Development requires the removal of major sources of un-freedom, poverty as well as tyranny" The CJI said that liberating people from un-freedom (poverty) is at one end of the spectrum and right to privacy is on the other. Justice Chandrachud commented Aadhaar is a means for identification according to them. The only caveat to that is that there should be no exclusion. Dwivedi reiterated that the point of Aadhaar is to bring the provider of benefit face to face with the beneficiary. Justice Chandrachud said that he was not sure if that's the best model. The individual should not be a supplicant. The State should go to him and give him benefits. Discussion continued on Section 7. The CJI and Justice Chandrachud had suggestions on how to argue this point to Dwivedi. Justice Chandrachud said that the Parliament in its wisdom has decided…
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