Supreme Court upholds Aadhaar but curbs use

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IN—The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of India's ambitious biometric identity project, 'Aadhaar', saying it benefited the marginalized and poor, but sharply reined in a government push to make it mandatory for various services.

Supreme Court imposes curbs on use of Aadhaar. The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of India's massive biometric identity system, known as Aadhaar, but flagged privacy concerns and curbed a government push to make it mandatory for services from opening bank accounts to securing cell phone connections.