Last Week at CLPR – 14th Jan – 20th Jan 2018

January 22, 2018

Last week at CLPR, we




In the first article published in the Deccan Herald, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Champaka Rajagopalan and Matthew Idiculla wrote about the RMP-2031 and the propagation of development that would result in urban sprawl. In the 2nd article on the subject they wrote in The Hindu about the gap between strategy and implementation and the disconnect between the BDA and the local communities.




Assembly Member of the Week: Born on 15th January 1899, Giani Gurumukh Singh Musafir was a poet and member of the Constituent Assembly from 1947 to 1950, who became the first Chief Minister of Punjab in Independent India.




The Supreme Court started hearings on the Aadhaar Act on 17th Jan 2018. On the first day of hearings Mr.Shyam Divan laid out broad arguments against the Aadhaar Programme and Aadhaar Act. He asserted that this was the first time that the Constitution had been hollowed out by making certain inalienable and natural rights dependent on the acquisition of an identification.


On Day 2 of the Aadhaar Act case Mr.Shyam Divan continued his arguments and emphasized the faulty data collection process that had resulted in a number of legitimate beneficiaries being turned away, the lack of data security, and finally pointed out that collecting digital information without any safeguards around its use could be construed as a violation of the Fundamental Right to Privacy as profiles of individuals could be constructed from their online transactions.