The delinking of Aadhaar from private entities is a 'slap on the face of BJP", added Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi
New Delhi: The Congress, on Wednesday, welcomed the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar act, which enabled private entities to have access to citizens' biometric data, and termed it a "slap on the face of BJP".
The Supreme Court has declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme constitutionally valid.
Slap on the face of Digital India propaganda of BJP. Jstc Chandrachud says that Digital India cant submerge identities— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) September 26, 2018
He said-"Quest for digital India must be cognisant of the digital divide. Digital nation must nt submerge the identities of digitised citizen”#AadhaarVerdict
"We welcome the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act. Private entities are no longer allowed to use Aadhaar for verification purposes," the Congress said on Twitter minutes after the verdict.
The delinking of Aadhaar from private entities is a 'slap on the face of BJP", added Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
"Slap on the face of BJP. Justice Sikri judgement strikes down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016, which says private body corporates can seek Aadhaar data. Says it's unconstitutional. All plans to monetise biometric data now fail," he tweeted.
#AadhaarVerdict upholds the individual’s ‘right to privacy’.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 26, 2018
Modi Govt’s draconian Section 57 quashed - Bank A/c, Mobile, School, Airlines, Travel Agents, Pvt entities requiring Aaadhar Data quashed.
Time to take next step to destroy the citizen’s data so collected now.
He also hailed the Supreme Court's move to disallow metadata to be stored in current form.
"If the information of a person's personal information is sought to be released, he or she shall have an opportunity to be heard.
Dear Mobile Phone Operators & Banks-You harassed us & forced us to link #Aadhaar to your system-After #SupremeCourt Judgment -Kindly delete the data collected otherwise u shall b considered in possession of stolen property as I withdraw my consent to use my info #AadhaarVerdict— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) September 26, 2018
"SC rightly appreciated brilliant idea in origin; protected its core; promoted its development and eliminated its flotsam & jetsam. SC brilliantly threw out #bjp #modi accumulated dirty bathwater and saved the baby. Org intent of UPA ie to give identity 2 marginalised ppl now shines (sic)," he said.
The apex court's five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said Aadhaar is meant to help benefits reach marginalised sections of society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from the personal but also from the community point of view.
The top court said Aadhaar serves a bigger public interest. Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than be the best, it said.
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Last Updated Sep 26, 2018, 4:50 PM IST