Mamata Banerjee moves SC challenging mandatory linking of Aadhaar
West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has challenged the mandatory Aadhaar rules in the Supreme Court. The matter has been listed for Monday.
Mamata cited various points in her petitions. She said that the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with a host of services amounts to violation of privacy. She also cited the recent Supreme Court judgment which held that right to privacy is a fundamental right.
It may be recalled that Mamata had said publicly that she would not link her mobile with Aadhaar. She had said that she did not care even if her mobile connection was disconnected.
Mamata joins several others in challenging the mandatory linking of Aadhaar. The Centre had told the SC earlier this week it would extend the deadline to link Aadhaar with government welfare schemes to March 2018.