- TOI Kolhapur Wed,03 Feb 2016
- Summary: "He added, "For all the subsequent tests and medical procedures, including the delivery, it would be mandatory to submit the registration number at the maternity hospitals. Instead, we are trying to identify the foetus and give it a certain registration number like Aadhaar or PAN. "We are sex determination of the foetus. "Seven years ago, a similar idea was mooted to the state government after all the sonography machines in the district were connected through the Silent Observer software to keep a check on sex determination tests. This can be a unique identity and will help track the progress of foetus.
Kolhapur: Taking a cue from Union minister Maneka Gandhi's suggestion that sex determination tests should be mandatory during pregnancy, the city's medical fraternity has come up with the idea of tracking every pregnancy through the unique identification using sonography.The proposal suggests that a unique registration number with the state, district and village can be given to the foetus during the third month of the pregnancy. Parents would have to produce the same number while registering the birth of baby and getting the birth certificate from the government agencies.Doctors from Kolhapur are drafting the concept and are planning to give it to the Centre for implementation. They had submitted a similar proposal to the state government seven years ago, but it was never considered.Ajit Patil, vice president of Kolhapur Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society, said the organisation is busy in preparing the proposal.
"We are sex determination of the foetus. Instead, we are trying to identify the foetus and give it a certain registration number like Aadhaar or PAN. This can be a unique identity and will help track the progress of foetus."Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi recently said the Centre was considering considering lifting the two-decade-old ban on sex determination of the fetus and making the process mandatory.City-based medical practitioner Niranjan Shah said, "When doctors conduct sonography during the third month of the pregnancy and while filling online forms to submit the details to the monitoring agencies, the government should assign a unique registration number to the foetus indicating place, taluka, district, state and other details."He added, "For all the subsequent tests and medical procedures, including the delivery, it would be mandatory to submit the registration number at the maternity hospitals.
The UIDAI has taken two successive governments in India and the entire world for a ride. It identifies nothing. It is not unique. The entire UID data has never been verified and audited. The UID cannot be used for governance, financial databases or anything. It’s use is the biggest threat to national security since independence. – Anupam Saraph 2018
When I opposed Aadhaar in 2010 , I was called a BJP stooge. In 2016 I am still opposing Aadhaar for the same reasons and I am told I am a Congress die hard. No one wants to see why I oppose Aadhaar as it is too difficult. Plus Aadhaar is FREE so why not get one ? Ram Krishnaswamy
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.-Mahatma Gandhi
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.Mahatma Gandhi
“The invasion of privacy is of no consequence because privacy is not a fundamental right and has no meaning under Article 21. The right to privacy is not a guaranteed under the constitution, because privacy is not a fundamental right.” Article 21 of the Indian constitution refers to the right to life and liberty -Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi
“There is merit in the complaints. You are unwittingly allowing snooping, harassment and commercial exploitation. The information about an individual obtained by the UIDAI while issuing an Aadhaar card shall not be used for any other purpose, save as above, except as may be directed by a court for the purpose of criminal investigation.”-A three judge bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said in an interim order.
Legal scholarUsha Ramanathandescribes UID as an inverse of sunshine laws like the Right to Information. While the RTI makes the state transparent to the citizen, the UID does the inverse: it makes the citizen transparent to the state, she says.
Good idea gone bad
I have written earlier that UID/Aadhaar was a poorly designed, unreliable and expensive solution to the really good idea of providing national identification for over a billion Indians. My petition contends that UID in its current form violates the right to privacy of a citizen, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution. This is because sensitive biometric and demographic information of citizens are with enrolment agencies, registrars and sub-registrars who have no legal liability for any misuse of this data. This petition has opened up the larger discussion on privacy rights for Indians. The current Article 21 interpretation by the Supreme Court was done decades ago, before the advent of internet and today’s technology and all the new privacy challenges that have arisen as a consequence.Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP Rajya Sabha
“What is Aadhaar? There is enormous confusion. That Aadhaar will identify people who are entitled for subsidy. No. Aadhaar doesn’t determine who is eligible and who isn’t,” Jairam Ramesh
But Aadhaar has been mythologised during the previous government by its creators into some technology super force that will transform governance in a miraculous manner. I even read an article recently that compared Aadhaar to some revolution and quoted a 1930s historian, Will Durant.Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Rajya Sabha MP
“I know you will say that it is not mandatory. But, it is compulsorily mandatorily voluntary,” Jairam Ramesh, Rajya Saba April 2017.
August 24, 2017: The nine-judge Constitution Bench rules that right to privacy is “intrinsic to life and liberty”and is inherently protected under the various fundamental freedoms enshrined under Part III of the Indian Constitution
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the World; indeed it's the only thing that ever has"
“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” -Edward Snowden
In the Supreme Court, Meenakshi Arora, one of the senior counsel in the case, compared it to living under a general, perpetual, nation-wide criminal warrant.
Had never thought of it that way, but living in the Aadhaar universe is like living in a prison. All of us are treated like criminals with barely any rights or recourse and gatekeepers have absolute power on you and your life.
Announcing the launch of the#BreakAadhaarChainscampaign, culminating with events in multiple cities on 12th Jan. This is the last opportunity to make your voice heard before the Supreme Court hearings start on 17th Jan 2018. In collaboration with @no2uidand@rozi_roti.
UIDAI's security seems to be founded on four time tested pillars of security idiocy
2) Issue fiats and point finger
3) Shoot messenger
4) Bury head in sand.
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