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, Day , Day 31, Day 32 and Day 33. Senior Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, continued his arguments on behalf of Center for Civil Society. Justice Chandrachud began by interjecting to say that Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act seeks to identity the beneficiaries that require subsidies. It doesn't take away other forms of identity. Sankaranarayanan said that Aadhaar is a number which helps identify people who need subsidies. Many don't need that identity. He said that he supported Aadhaar because of the control, security and safeguards it provides and pillars on which the Act stands, but 139AA of the Income Tax Act takes away those. Sankaranarayanan quoted Madhu Kishwar with regard to identity. He then read Justice Kaul's opinion in Puttaswamy. Sankaranarayanan said Aadhaar has none of the dangers and jokingly quoted the link in Dwivedi's profile as outed recently on Twitter about his cricket career. He joked how no-one could find if Dwivedi was a batsman or a bowler. He stated he was an opening batsman. The CJI asked Sankaranarayanan if there is no mass surveillance through…
- IT Ministry May Shelve Self-Regulatory Bodies for Online Real Money Gaming Until Inter-Ministerial Views “Harmonised”: Report September 29, 2023
- Net neutrality rules set to be reintroduced in the US September 28, 2023
- Fact Check Amendment Makes Platforms Judge Whether to Take Content Down: Lawyers Argue Before Bombay HC September 28, 2023
- Epic Games appeals Apple App Store verdict at US Supreme Court September 28, 2023
- Writers Guild of America succeeds at limiting the use of AI in film and TV writing September 28, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...
Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Straw man fallacy: IT Ministers’ defence of government exemptions in data protection law misses the point
Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...
The Central Board of Film Certification found power outside the Cinematograph Act and came to be known as the Censor Board. Are OTT self-regulating...
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...