“Aadhar declines Court”

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Supreme Court declines to put on hold centre’s notification making Aadhaar mandatory for social benefits.

Petitioner Shanta Sinha through Shyam Divan pressed fervently for an order not to deprive children of mid-day meal for want of Aadhaar.

SC asked the petitioner to show proof of children being deprived of mid-day meal if they did not have Aadhaar card.

Petitioner failed to provide any data on non-holder if Aadhaar being deprived of mid-day meal or any other social welfare scheme benefit.

SC bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha said it cannot pass interim orders or direct government on mere apprehension of petitioner.

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