The two-judge bench said the PAN cards of those people who are not Aadhaar card holders, and who do not comply with the provision of Section 139(2), cannot be “treated as invalid for the time being”.
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told the court that they have found people were giving details of PAN cards procured on the basis of fake documents.
The Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, said that the air pollution situation in Delhi has to be dealt with as a public health emergency.
If the apex court reverses its earlier decision and grants Subrata Roy an extension on his parole, it would be one of the rare instances where the court has admitted its errors and taken corrective steps.
The Supreme Court’s decision not to clarify NALSA’s definition of the third gender will have the unintended consequence of playing into the Hindu right’s interests.