"It is a significant issue:" Supreme Court seeks response from Centre in plea alleging cancellation of 3 crore Aadhaar cards, starvation deaths:

17th Mar,2021

"It is a significant issue:" Supreme Court seeks response from Centre in plea alleging cancellation of  3 crore Aadhaar cards, starvation deaths:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday looked for the reaction of the Central government on a request in regards to abrogation of three crore Aadhaar cards across India prompting asserted refusal of apportions, and subsequently, starvation passings. (Koili Devi versus Union of India).Initially, the Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian was reluctant to engage the supplication, expressing that the issue could be heard by separate High Courts.

Nonetheless, Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, showing up for the solicitor presented that the Aadhaar cards were dropped at the Central level.
"In excess of 3 crore cards dropped at the Central level. In each State, 10 to 15 lakh cards are dropped. There are circumstances where fingerprints or iris scanner doesn't work in ancestral regions," submitted Gonsalves.
The applicant Koili Devi is the mother of the 11-year-old Santoshi Kumari who kicked the bucket on September 28, 2017, after supposedly starving for four days since her family was struck off the public authority government assistance moves for not connecting their proportion card with Aadhaar.

Extra Solicitor General (ASG) Aman Lekhi restricted the supplication and expressed that "it was everywhere."
"There is complaint redressal under the Food Security Act. The request is confounded. On the off chance that Aadhaar isn't accessible elective records can be submitted. This point has not been contended. We have unmistakably said Aadhaar or no Aadhaar, it won't deny right to food," said Lekhi. After hearing the insight, CJI Bobde noticed that it "was a major issue" and in this way it would be recorded for hearing following a month.
"The matter is excessively genuine. We need to hear it. We expect you not to regard it as ill-disposed," CJI told the ASG.

In February a year ago, the Centre had denied claims of starvation passings in Jharkhand and self-assertive retraction of almost three crore apportion cards of destitute individuals the nation over.
Head legal officer KK Venugopal needed to intercede when Gonsalves, showing up in a PIL, affirmed starvation passings following refusal of food without Aadhaar card.
Referring to the reaction of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan in Parliament, Gonslaves said that 2.33 crore apportion cards have been dropped to stop spillages.

The Centre had alluded to Section 40 of the Act that orders each State government to have inward complaint redressal instrument or nodal officials for powerful and speedy redressal of food complaint.