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

Sunday, April 29, 2018

13399 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 29th April 2018

Times of India
The centers will assist the people for enrollment for Aadhaar, updation of information in UID and other Aadhaar-related services. The posts offices that have special counters include Akurdi, Aundh camp, Chinchwad East, Chinchwadgaon, CME, Dapodi, Kasarwadi, PCNT, Pimplegurav, Pimpri Colony, ...

The Hindu
She complained to a DoT call centre. “Our inquiries confirmed that she got phone call from abroad through someone operating a VoIP racket, who purchased a local SIM card from a retailer. The latter got that SIM card activated by misusing Aadhaar biometrics of an unsuspecting person,” they explained.

Deccan Chronicle
Hyderabad: Geetha Naik, 52, of Vahini Nagar, Sikh Village, received a message on March 12, 2018, from Axis Bank with a header saying “Government Mandate, Your Aadhaar linkage has failed, to avoid blocking of your Axis bank account by 31/03/18, visit your branch.” Following this, the 52-year-old ...

Times of India
Aadhaar numbers and other data was displayed on the website by the department. The same was discovered by cyber security researcher Kodali Srinivas, who informed Computer Emergency Response Team. To track school dropouts, the school education department website had put Aadhaar details ...

Inc42 Media
In a similar digital data breach, UIDAI is currently faced with scores of criticisms related to the security of Aadhaar cards after massive data leak got exposed on Twitter by Aadhaar whistleblower Srinivas Kodali who published the screenshots of Aadhaar data details of MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi ...

State Times
The Supreme Court's clarification that it had never asked for linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone numbers seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Besides continuing with the pesky calls and spam text messages, mobile phone retailers are refusing to issue new SIM cards to people without Aadhaar, the ...

Deccan Chronicle
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government finally pulled its act together on Saturday and shut down pages of three websites leaking sensitive private information of several lakh Aadhaar cardholders, including that of 69.83 lakh students. The move comes after repeated complaints over five days to the ...

"Aadhaar has been at the centre of controversy mainly due to privacy concerns. Because privacy is intrinsic to this community, it's important to flag this. We are in no way influencing the debate," says Mukherjee. The manual states clearly that Aadhaar does not require people to verify their gender.

The Asian Age
A separate PIL seeking linking of Aadhaar with Election Identity Card and documents of movable and immovable property is also pending before the CJI. The Chief Justice of India is hearing the Ayodhya Case and declined Congress leader's request of adjournment. A PIL seeking ban against the ...

Times of India
He said, 89 lakh labourers have been registered with their Aadhaar at naregasoft while a total of 66 lakh have been paid their wages through ABPS (Aadhaar-based payment system). Sethi, who was at the helm of the department for two years, said, out of the 11.55 lakh works completed under NREGA, ...

The Hans India
He said the state also became first in completing Aadhaar linking of pattadars in land records, implementation of e-Panta, completing geo-tagging of each land parcel in the state, giving access to public to view and print the land records online through Meebhoomi web portal and achieving maximum ...

Kashmir Observer
Civil Government also established a stall on AADHAAR. The stalls of mobile companies assisted the Veterans in connecting the AADHAAR with registered mobile numbers and highlighted their facilities. Felicitation of the oldest veteran Subedar (Honorary Captain ) Ab Abad Reshi and Veer Naaris was ...

Brighter Kashmir
Veterans Rally was organised by the Army on 28 April 2018 under the aegis of 19 Infantry Division at Baramulla Military Station. The rally was another stepping stone towards supporting welfare schemes and measures for improvement and upliftment of the Veterans and Veer Naris. The rally witnessed ...

The Hindu
In her complaint, she said the purse had her ID card, Aadhaar card, debit card, a gold chain and other items worth ₹45,000. When asked about the delay in filing complaint, she cited her busy work schedule ahead of the elections. The police, who went to the PG for inspection, said the CCTV had stopped ...

The Hindu
It also said the government planned to publicise their photographs, addresses, PAN card details, Aadhaar card number, fingerprints and DNA samples through this registry. Government had said the initial consultation draft includes the registration of individuals “convicted for offences like rape, voyeurism ...

Times of India
National biometric ID Aadhaar has institutionalised how to deal with people's identity. He also cited the recently promulgated legislation on dealing with economic offenders fleeing the country. "One thing I would like to stress is that the kind of reforms undertaken are truly phenomenal and big," he added.

As many as 93 organisations have issued a joint statement regarding issues related to banking including non-availability of currency, linking of Aadhaar, fomenting distrust against banks, effort to tax free services and the mad rush to force people into digital transactions are causing enormous hardship to ...

The Sangai Express
Grievances related to ration cards, Aadhaar cards, labour cards, CMST, CMHT etc would be addressed at these camps, if reasonable, said the source. Applications for MUDRA loans would be examined at these camps and eligible applicants would be selected, added the source. BREAKING NEWS.

Hindustan Times
Sources said Sushil alias Chris had left CPI (Maoist) squad after Kundan Pahan's surrender and got himself a new Aadhaar card, on the basis of which he got jobs in Chennai and later in Punjab. Pahan had admitted to have killed Munda for Rs 5 crore given to him by Raja Peter during interrogation by ...

Times of India
He had deposited copies of his Aadhaar card, driving licence and PAN card as identity and address proof. On April 21, the bank received a complaint from Vinod Gupta, a resident of Delhi's Malviya Nagar, who alleged that he was made to deposit a total of Rs 66,150 in two installments of Rs 42,150 and ...

The Siasat Daily
Hyderabad: Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas (PMKV) Kendra, free training is being offered to unemployed youths belonging to minority communities. Such of the candidates within the age limit 18-35 years and who have passed 10th standard may join the free training program for learning English ...

India Today
Aadhaar should be linked to all the workers and they should be registered in the labour department," a release from the chief ministers office said. Rao, who held a meeting with officials on labour welfare issues, instructed that a report be prepared on the number of workers in the unorganised sector and ...

The Sangai Express
Aadhaar Card, driving licence, Indian currency of Rs 1000/- were also recovered from the individual. An FIR has been lodged at Saikul PS and the apprehended individual and recovered items have been handed over to Saikul police yesterday. 653 Kgs Ganja seized added by thesangaiexpress on April ...

Grievances related to ration cards, Aadhaar cards, labour cards, CMST, CMHT etc would be addressed at these camps, if reasonable, said the source. Applications for MUDRA loans would be examined at these camps and eligible applicants would be selected, added the source. * This news is as ...

The Arunachal Times
BOMDILA, Apr 28: The state level handholding training on Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandhana Yojana (PMMVY), common application software, and ICDS rapid reporting system (RRS) for CDPOs and data entry operators across the state concluded here on Saturday. The month-long training programme ...