Freedom of speech and expression is the most fundamental and most precious among all other human rights, on realization of which alone the other rights become meaningful.
People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)
is the guardian of the nation’s conscience. Established under the aegis of Jaya Prakash Narayan, the PUCL has worked tirelessly over the last 30 years to protect the powerless and help create a truly democratic and just society
On August 11, 2015, Supreme Court of India ruled that the Aadhaar Card was NOT Mandatory. Despite a similar 2013 ruling, different government agencies as well as banks had made it seem that the possession of the Aadhaar – a unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) – was compulsory for citizens to access resources for basic and fundamental needs such as foodgrains through the Public Distribution Schemes (PDS), kerosene and LPG, and bank accounts too!