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‘Scrapping’ of 3 crore ration cards: Apex Court seeks Govt response

Sumary of ‘Scrapping’ of 3 crore ration cards: Apex Court seeks Govt response:

  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday termed the cancellation of around three crore ration cards by the Centre due to non-linking with Aadhaar card as “too serious”, and sought a response from the Centre and States on the issue…
  • A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said this matter should not be treated as adversarial as it is too serious a matter…
  • At the outset, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for petitioner Koili Devi, said the petition deals with the larger issue…
  • The petition claimed that Santoshi, who belonged to a poor Dalit family, died as the local authorities had cancelled the family ration card since they failed to link it with Aadhaar…….

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