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SC Constitution bench to hear Aadhaar challenge on privacy issue
A five-judge constitution bench will hear from July 18 the challenge to validity of the controversial Aadhaar Act on the touchstone of privacy, an issue that has been pending for two years.
 
The bench would decide whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right -- a question central to the Aadhaar Act. 
 
A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said on Wednesday the five-judge bench would hear the matter for two days.
 
Khehar agreed to the hearing by the constitution bench after senior counsel Shyam Divan and Attorney General K.K. Venugopal mentioned the matter for an early hearing. 
 
The question on the validity of Aadhaar scheme on the touchstone of whether privacy was fundamental right was referred to the constitution bench in October 2015. 
 
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A BANERJEE

2 weeks ago

I sincerely hope that the concerns of the investigating officers in the IT deptt., ED, etc., engaged in unearthing tax fraud cases, money laundering cases, etc., are placed before the Hon'ble Court.

Nabbed in Rajastan, Jio hacker to face charges in Mumbai
Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra), Cracking the Reliance JIO data breach case within 24 hours, the Navi Mumbai and Maharashtra Cyber police teams have zeroed in on the prime suspect in Rajasthan who will be brought to Mumbai on Wednesday.
 
Confirming the developments, Maharashtra Cyber Superintendent of Police Balsing Rajput said that following an FIR lodged by the Navi Mumbai Police, the cyber sleuths got a lead which was thoroughly analysed to pinpoint information on the culprit.
 
Rajput said that with the help of Rajasthan Police, one man was arrested from Churu district of that state and further investigations were on.
 
"A team of Maharashtra Cyber, Navi Mumbai Police and Reliance Jio officials are in Rajasthan conducting raids with the help of Rajasthan Police, while a team from QuickHeal is providing technical help in the probe," Rajput said.
 
The suspect, identified as an engineering student Imran Chimpa hails from Sujangarh in Churu and the Navi Mumbai Police have sought his transit remand from Rajasthan to Mumbai.
 
He would be brought to Navi Mumbai later on Wednesday where the case was registered following a complaint by Reliance JIO.
 
The accused had posted a message on an online message board on July 5, claiming to offer personal user details of anybody having a Jio SIM card and said it was available from the customer's original details.
 
This raised apprehensions that Jio customers' data may have been compromised, but the company has made it clear that subscribers' data was safe and maintained with highest security.
 
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SC chides EC for going back on lifetime ban on convicted lawmakers
New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Wednesday chided the Election Commission for retracting from its earlier position supporting a plea for lifetime ban on convicted lawmakers from contesting elections.
 
"It is within the domain of the Election Commission, if you don't want to be independent, (and remain) constrained by the legislature, (then) say so," said a bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha as counsel for EC told the court it was supporting the cause of the petitioner to decriminalise politics. 
 
"When a citizen comes to the EC seeking lifetime ban on convicted lawmakers, is silence an option? Either you can say 'yes' or 'no'. Can you afford to be silent?" the bench said as it read a paragraph from the response of the EC which supported the plea for lifetime ban on convicted lawmakers on contesting elections.
 
However, the counsel for the EC told the bench that the said paragraph should not be read in isolation and should be read as a part of the entire response of the Commission.
 
The court said that the EC wanted the court to read in between the lines, and there was no reason why they should do so.
 
The court said this in the course of the hearing of a PIL by BJP leader Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay seeking lifetime ban on convicted lawmakers and setting up of special courts for trying lawmakers accused of criminal offences.
 
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Ramesh I

2 weeks ago

In any developed and civilized country this would have been a no-brainer. But, India is closer to sub-saharan Africa than any developed country when it comes to governance and laws. Had a strong CEC like T.N. Seshan been around, he would have ensured convicted politicians are barred from contesting polls for life. That's why Govt created posts of two more ECs who strangely enjoy the same powers as the CEC. So, CEC is only a 'chief' in name, while all three take decisions by "majority" which means the two ECs can gang up against an upright CEC and overrule him. Nice provisions to contain reformist CECs like T.N. Seshan who got more flak than praise.

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