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Don’t insist on Aadhaar: SC

Clearing all doubts about the validity of Aadhaar card to avail of government subsidies, the Supreme Court on Monday confirmed that the card is not compulsory, and warned that officials ignoring this would be taken to task.

A Bench of Justices J. Chelameswar, S.A. Bobde and C. Nagappan said insistence on Aadhaar card is in clear violation of the SC’s interim order of September 23, 2013.

The court’s summary dismissal of Aadhaar card’s validity comes at a time when over 750 million Aadhar numbers have already been generated.

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