16 October 2017

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Supreme Court to hear petition challenging Aadhar Linking with Mobile, Bank Accounts

Supreme Court of India to hear petition challenging Aadhar Linking with Mobile, Bank Accounts

The Supreme Court of India will hear a petition challenging the BJP government move to link bank accounts and mobile phones with Aadhaar numbers, saying it violates the fundamental right to privacy and equates citizens, including the elderly, women and students, with money launderers.

Who Filed the Petition?
Activist Dr. Kalyani Menon Sen has filed petition.

The petition challenges the Department of Telecom on March 23, 2017 making it mandatory for all mobile phone holders to link their mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar.

The petition has challenged Rule 2(b) of the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 for mandatory submission of Aadhaar number for individual clients, companies, partnership firms and trusts for opening of bank accounts, maintaining existing bank accounts, making financial transactions of and above ₹50,000 and crediting foreign remittance into ‘small accounts’. Existing bank account holders have been directed to furnish Aadhaar numbers by December 31, 2017.

Non-compliance would render the bank accounts concerned “in-operational indefinitely” subject to submission of the Aadhaar Number and the Permanent Account Number (PAN).

“Non-compliance incurs the same liability as Section 5 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (for involvement in money laundering), that is rendering the concerned bank account in-operational.

Present and potential bank account holders, who do not wish to part with their biometric information, are therefore treated on par with alleged offenders under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA),”

What is the real reason behind compulsion of Aadhaar everywhere?
Once Aadhar gets registered and government gets data after that it will become very easy for the government to monitor the Indian citizens 24/7 without telling them.
From social accounts to personal life to the Bedroom everything will get monitored by government 24/7.

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