Compulsory Aadhaar threat to India's security: Swamy
October 31, 2017 | 4:49 PM
by PTI

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday opposed a move to make Aadhaar compulsory, saying it would be a threat to India's security and be struck down by the Supreme Court.

Swamy, a parliament member, said in a tweet he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. "I am writing a letter soon to PM detailing how compulsory Aadhaar is a threat to our national security. SC will I am sure strike it down," he tweeted.

His Twitter post came a day after the Supreme Court said its constitution bench would start hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the Centre's move to make the Aadhaar card -- which carries a 12-digit unique identity number -- mandatory for those wishing to avail themselves of services and benefits of government welfare schemes from the last week of November.

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