India’s top court upholds national identity project but curbs use

FILE PHOTO: A woman goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system in the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of India’s ambitious biometric identity project, ‘Aadhaar’, saying it benefited the marginalized and poor, but sharply reined in a government push to make it mandatory for various services. In a ruling with far-reaching consequences, a panel of five judges cleared the use of […]

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