Supreme Court asks Centre to respond on plea challenging mandatory Aadhaar-mobile number linkage

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the mandatory linking of mobile phones with Aadhaar.

IANS October 30, 2017 12:56:06 IST
Supreme Court asks Centre to respond on plea challenging mandatory Aadhaar-mobile number linkage

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the mandatory linking of mobile phones with Aadhaar.

A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan gave the Centre four-weeks time to respond.

Supreme Court asks Centre to respond on plea challenging mandatory Aadhaarmobile number linkage

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The court also gave time to the West Bengal government to amend it's petition questioning the linking of Aadhaar for giving of subsidy by the state's Labour Department. It observed: "how can the state government challenge a law passed by the Centre?"

The court said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee could challenge the Aadhaar law as an "individual" and a "citizen".

However, it also observed that "this way Centre would start challenging the laws passed by the States".

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