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

1) Denial

2) Issue fiats and point finger

3) Shoot messenger

4) Bury head in sand.

God Save India

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

10025 - Aadhaar card: IGR to roll out digital locker from June - Indian Express

IGR officials, who were closely working with the National Informatics Centre, said the digilocker system enables department transfer of documents that will save a lot of time and paper work.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: May 23, 2016 12:44 am 

The digital locker will make it easier for people to store, retrieve and share official documents safely. The Inspectorate General of Registration and Stamps department is all set to initiate the digital locker system for e-registration where an individual will be able to save the agreement copy of the property, Index II as well as the receipt in a soft format on the centre’s digital locker. The digital locker can only be operated if one has an Aadhaar card. With the Aadhaar coverage having increased in the state, the department is ready to roll out the services soon. “The process will be initiated by next month which will enable the person to keep these documents on his/her name based on the Aadhaar number. With almost 80-90 per cent coverage in most districts in the state, we should be able to initiate the process by next month,” stated officials from the Inspectorate General of Registration and Stamps. (IGR) 

The digital locker system will make it easier for people to store, retrieve and share these documents with other agencies safely. Officials from the IGR department said that the department will be the first to link e-registration with the digital locker. 

The Aadhaar-linked DigiLocker is part of the centre’s ambitious digital India scheme, which will enable people to safe-keep their documents such as those related to address, identity, education and property in a paperless format in the repository’s free storage space. The system will enable people and agencies to push these documents into the locker and share them electronically. IGR officials, who were closely working with the National Informatics Centre, said the digilocker system enables department transfer of documents that will save a lot of time and paper work. The officials said that once the registration is completed using the UIDAI card, they will automatically send the papers to the digital locker and eventually they will be able to retrieve them. The main aim of this process is that it will reduce the dependence on physical documentation. The department has stated that apart from leave and licence documents, people can register first sale of flats by developers and MHADA allotment letters. The department of registration and stamps is gradually making it mandatory for executors of leave and licence documents to go in for e-registration at empanelled service providers by doing away with manual registration at its offices. Officials said the Aadhaar-based e-registration will help people file documents at their convenience. 

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