Gold Member ISC
The pushing of Aadhar card was successful to quite good extent. It is unfortunate that Govt is sometimes bogged down by its own procedures and processes. Another thing is when we are devising new instruments of identity like Aadhar we must quash some of the old cards like ration card, voter card etc so that the new card replaces them and gets cognizance at all the levels of society.
We are simply going on to increase the number of cards for the same individual.
Now with the privacy right accepted by court how Govt is going to tackle such issues of national importance like unified card for everything and other similiar ones.
Knowledge is power.
The above judgement is just a beginning for a series of judgements to follow. This judgement was after government submission that right to privacy must be made part of fundamental right under article 21. The interesting submission in this case was made by justice Chandra chaud who overruled the controversial 1976 SC verdict which made Article 21 null and void in which his father was one among the judge. He interestingly used harsh words against his own father's point of view. Though it was an unanimous judgements each judge has varied in their judgement. The court is yet to pronounce its Aadhar verdict which will define the privacy in this judgement. During that case SC will answer questions like.
1. What is the limit between public and private. What information about an individual must be in public domain and what must not.
2. What type of law can violate privacy. What are the reasonable restrictions to right to privacy?.
3. Right to privacy is invoked under article 21 . But Article 19 too has very much barring to privacy. What happens to article 19 which has trade related aspects of privacy is under debate.
This is just the beginning of debate. This judgement is historic for opening a debate on one the issue which will be hotly debated in future in cyber era. The judgement is natural cumination of government arguments.