The most significant aspect with regard to the legal status of UID/Aadhaar is ara 90-91 of Court’s order of June 9, 2017 in the Binoy Viswam V Union of India case. The verdict is attached. The observation of 2-two Judge Bench of Justice A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan Court’s reads: “it is clear that there is no provision in Aadhaar Act which makes enrolment compulsory….Fact remains that as per the Government and UIDAI itself, the requirement of obtaining Aadhaar number is voluntary. It has been so claimed by UIDAI on its website and clarification to this effect has also been issued by UIDAI….Thus, enrolment under Aadhaar is voluntary”.
It is apparent that citizens will have to contest each instance wherein it is being made mandatory by the centre, the states and other agencies the way it has been fought in US, UK, Australia, Germany, France and China where UID/Aadhaar like projects have been abandoned. UID/Aadhaar is creating a permanent emergency architecture at the behest of IFIs, foreign govts and firms. Opposition parties have failed to raise it the way it was raised in US and UK.