Aadhaar: Eternal surveillance is the price of welfarism

The Supreme Court has rightly raised questions about the “excessive delegation” of powers to the Unique Identification Authority of India. This is in consonance with the Apex Court’s pro-liberty propensity as evident in its 2015 verdict invalidating the draconian Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and the more recent ruling announcing privacy as a fundamental right. But there is considerable dissonance, if not downright hypocrisy, in the stand of many litigants and activists opposing Aadhaar.