Aadhaar as Constitutionally valid, Aadhaar means unique: SC

New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) The Supreme Court Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as Constitutionally valid. The apex court's five-judge Constitution bench said Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best. The first of the three judgements was pronounced by Justice A K Sikri. Justice Sikri pronounced the judgement for himself, Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar.

New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) The Supreme Court Wednesday said Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best. The apex court made this observations while pronouncing of the verdict by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Justice A K Sikri was pronouncing the judgement on Aadhaar for himself, the CJI and Justice A M Khanwilkar. The bench said attack on Aadhaar by petitioners is based on violation of rights under the Constitution, will lead to a surveillance State. It said there has been minimal demographic and biometric data collected by UIDAI for Aadhaar enrolment.

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