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SC Admitted The Petition Seeking Solution of 'Denial of Aadhar to 27 Lakh People' in Assam

Supreme Court of India  admitted the writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution seeking a solution to the denial of Aadhaar numbers to about 27 lakh individuals in Assam. 

A bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Mishra issued notice on May 17. 

The names are absent from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), have reportedly been deprived of Aadhaar cards since the completion of the NRC process in 2019.

This matter was clubbed with an earlier writ petition (civil) number 1361 of 2021, filed by TMC MP Sushmita Dev, seeking issuance of Aadhaar to persons listed in the NRC.

Advocate of the petitioner said that the denial of Aadhaar number is  unfair, arbitrary. He claimed that around 27 lakh people are being denied Aadhaar numbers due to non-sharing of NRC data with the Unique Identification Authority of India despite the completion of NRC in 2019.

The petition claims that withholding Aadhaar cards on the basis of NRC status is not legally acceptable. Demanding equal access to Aadhaar for all individuals.

The petition seeks the Supreme Court to resolve the discriminatory ban on issuing Aadhaar. It seeks the Court's intervention. Ensure that all individuals can access essential services and rights irrespective of their NRC status.

The petition further alleges that the Assam government, NRC coordinators and the Registrar General of India are undermining the standard operating procedure (SOP) approved by the apex court and other courts by not sharing the NRC data with the UIDAI. 

The officials are allegedly violating legal provisions and fundamental rights of the affected persons.