Last Week at CLPR: 4th Feb – 10th Feb 2018

February 12, 2018

Last week at CLPR:





  • 6th Feb 1964: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was elected to the Constituent Assembly from Central Provinces & Berar and was a member in 2 important Sub-Committees – one on Fundamental Rights and the other on Minority Rights. She died in 1964.




  • Shyam Divan concluded his arguments in the first half the 6th Day of hearings in the Aadhaar Act case. Kapil Sibal started his arguments, stressing on the need for data security and the near impossible task of ensuring complete safety of data collected in the digital world.
  • On Day 8 of the Aadhaar Act case Kapil Sibal highlighted the dangers to privacy inherent in the implementation of Aadhaar where among other things had resulted in data collected being held in a centralized database which was vulnerable to hacking attacks.
  • On Day 9, Kapil Sibal’s arguments in the Aadhaar Act case were on the use of biometrics and its contingent problems like beneficiaries being denied access to their rightful entitlements and the State having access metadata on the individual which could be used for purposes not linked to Aadhaar schemes.
  • On 8th Feb 2018 the 3 judge bench heard the Babri Masjid – Ram Janmabhoomi case. On this, the 3rd day of the case, Mr. Ejaz Maqbool, the AoR for the petitioner requested that the hearing be listed for a later date so all the documents submitted for the case could be translated. The bench postponed the case to 14.03.2018