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

Monday, April 24, 2017

11105 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 24th April 2017

The breach of Aadhaar details in Jharkhand comes at a time when the Supreme Court and many cyber experts, question the need to make Aadhaar ...

Times of India
NEW DELHI: The central government has, amid debate over vigilantism, on Monday proposed to the Supreme court for providing adhaar-like unique ...

The matter of 139AA is not simply about linking the Aadhaar number to a permanent account number (PAN). It is about upholding rule of law and the ...

Goa com
It is that 12 number unique identity number which is now in possession of well over 99% of the Indian population. The Aadhaar card is not proof of ...

Times of India
CHANDIGARH : Haryana ranks second in the country in providing Aadhaar cards while it ranks first in issuing them to children below five years of age.

Times of India
Meerut: Chaudhary Charan Singh University's (CCSU) admission committee has recommended making Aadhaar card compulsory for admission ...

Hindustan Times
Life insurance behemoth LIC has introduced two endowment assurance plans for individuals having Aadhaar card. While the Aadhaar Shila is a plan ...

Kerala Sevana Pension Scheme: Has uploaded excel sheets with details, including Aadhaar Numbers of pensioners for whom delivery has failed (for ...

Aadhaar promises to remove duplicates and ghosts from government databases, deliver subsidies to beneficiaries, collect taxes, provide financial ...

Legally India
News reports of Aadhaar numbers and related information leaking have been appearing frequently since early February 2017. We are collecting ...
Over to Supreme Court - Deccan Herald

Tech2 (blog)
If you have been following the news since the last couple of years, you must have noticed that there are two terms that have become part of daily tech ...

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the two-judge bench headed by Justice A K Sikri that the move would help to weed out fake and fraudulent ...

Hyderabad, April 24: The India Post is examining an Aadhaar-based cashless payment mode for postal services to facilitate digital transactions, ...

Business Today
There are several mobile payment apps out there, but BHIM Aadhaar is taking it to the next level as it lets you make payments without a smartphone.

Economic Times
Aadhaar number is required. In case Aadhaar not allotted but applied for enrolment ID may be given. However, effective 1 July 2017, Aadhaar will be ...

Pune Mirror
The bank accounts of around 73,000 students are linked with their Aadhaar numbers and the schools have been directed to open bank accounts for ...

The candidates are required to note that they need to verify whether they have entered the details exactly same as mentioned on their Aadhaar card.

Daily News & Analysis
Aadhaar has been at the centre of controversy over secrecy and government ... Aadhaar is safe and secure, and there is complete respect of privacy.

BGR India
As said earlier, these Wi-Fi kiosks will be available for services like digital banking, issuing government services, filing taxes and, Aadhaar generation ...