5-judge SC bench will hear Aadhaar
Hearing to begin on all matters in last week of Nov
petitioners challenging Aadhaar, sought an interim stay on the linking of the identification number to bank accounts and mobile phones. Venugopal opposed the plea and submitted that the Central government was ready to argue its case.
The government’s top law officer said that several falsehoods on Aadhaar were being spread. Two benches are hearing at least three Aadhaar cases.
Recently, a nine-judge Constitution bench had held that the Right to Privacy was a Fundamental Right under the Constitution. Several petitioners challenging the va-
lidity of Aadhaar had raised the issue that the scheme was violative of privacy rights.
On Wednesday, the Central government proposed extending the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts, PAN cards and mobile phones from December 31, 2017, to March 31, 2018, but only to those who are “willing to enroll for the identification number.
In what comes as a temporary victory for residents of Malabar Hill, who have been vehemently opposing the Mumbai Fire Brigade’s move of parking a fire tender inside Priyadarshini Park on Napean Sea Road and its plans of setting up a fire station there, the civic body on Monday volunteered to remove the fire engine and temporary structures constructed inside the park. This was after the Bombay High Court came down heavily on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for not complying with an earlier order directing that status quo be maintained.
The Malabar Hill Citizens’s Forum has not only been fighting a legal battle against the proposed fire station at the park, but also began a signature campaign and managed to garner support of at least 17,500 citizens. 24, is an adult, her consent is “prime” and she will be heard in an open court at 3 pm on November 27 to know whether she converted to Islam and married a Muslim by choice or she was compelled, the Supreme Court said on Monday. The court overruled vociferous objections by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing Kerala’s “love jihad” case, and the woman’s father.
The homeopathic doctor’s marriage had been annulled in May by the Kerala High Court on her retired military man father Ashokan KM’s appeal after Akhila Ashokan converted to Islam and married Shafin Jahan in December 2016. Her father had said the marriage was a form of recruitment by ISIS and she was to be sent to Syria.
Her husband has chal-