Aadhaar linkage to your Mobiles and bank A/c’s gets Mandatory it’s as similar to Airport Frisking
New Delhi: Now Aadhaarlinkage to your Mobiles and Bank accounts gets Mandatory to check money laundering and financial fraud could amount to suspecting all citizens, the centre Also mentioned that this measure is going to be very much similar to the frisking of all passengers at airports.
Additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta argued before a bench of justices that when a government is applying a methodology uniformly to weed out possible irregularities, it is not that all are suspected of the irregularity.Read more ↓
Citing a US Supreme Court judgement which ruled that checking baggage of everyone for possible drug carriers did not cast stigma on innocents, Mehta said all passengers were subjected to frisking even if one in millions carried drugs or found to be carried objectionable items that could be used to sabotage or hijack a flight.
Frisking does not mean that all passengers are subjected to suspicion. Because of the linkage of the Adhaar card with bank accounts, mobile phones and income tax returns, the government was able to detect non-taxed funds of Rs 37,000 crore.
We don’t call or say that all persons are tax evaders. But to keep an eye on who is avoiding and to ensure that tax evaders did not escape the net, Mehta said. Frisking at the Airports advanced National and Public Interest. It does not stigmatise all passengers. Similarly, Aadhaar linkage does not make every one suspect, but detecting tax evasions and financial crimes he added.
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