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Supreme Court on Aadhaar

The editorial “Force-feeding Aadhaar” (EPW, 11 March 2017) states: “the Supreme Court’s puzzling order in February 2017—diametrically opposed to its orders about not making Aadhaar mandatory—to make the linking of all SIM (subscriber identity modules in mobile phones) cards with Aadhaar numbers compulsory.”

This observation is factually incorrect. Most of the media too had misreported it.

The editorial “Force-feeding Aadhaar” (EPW, 11 March 2017) states: “the Supreme Court’s puzzling order in February 2017—diametrically opposed to its orders about not making Aadhaar mandatory—to make the linking of all SIM (subscriber identity modules in mobile phones) cards with Aadhaar numbers compulsory.”

This observation is factually incorrect. Most of the media too had misreported it.

The Supreme Court’s order (Writ Petition [C] No 607 of 2016) is available at http://www.livelaw.in/100-verification-cell-phone-subscribers-within-yea....

Gopal Krishna

NEW DELHI

The error is regretted. The corrected version of the editorial is available on the EPW website. — Ed.

Updated On : 17th Mar, 2017

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