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, May 28, 2018

13603 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 27th May 2018

The News Minute
The road through Chikkamagaluru district, located in the foothills of the Western Ghats in the Malenadu region of Karnataka, is unrecognisable but for ...

The Tribune
Some private laboratories in the city ask for Aadhaar card when a patient goes to collect his/her test reports. The move has come as jolt to patients, ...

A previously censored scene where Vishal's character – Kathir is seen saying that the system has been corrupted by Aadhaar and Digital India has ...

The News International (blog)
... Shekhar's comments have revealed that users are at the risk of being targeted and their data like Aadhaar and bank account numbers being shared.

The Quint
They are to make stops at a centre to update the survivor's Aadhaar, and then head to her bank branch to link her Aadhaar to her existing account.

The Hindu
Mr. Panmand was asked to bring his Aadhaar card and wait near Airoli station. Assistant Police Inspector Jyoti Gaikwad said, “On Friday evening, the ...

Beebom (blog)
This data potentially includes users' mobile numbers, email IDs, and even Aadhaar data. If you have been following the fallout of the investigation, you ...

The Indian Express
The ATS had recovered identity documents such as Aadhaar cards, PAN cards and Voters' IDs from the trio, which they had procured by submitting ...

PM Modi also reiterated that Rs 80,000 cr could be saved because of Jandhan, Aadhaar and Mobile phone. PM Modi maintained that due to ...

National Herald
The fuss started when the girl accompanying Gogoi displayed an Aadhaar card establishing her identity as local. “We got suspicious as soon as we ...

The Telegraph India
... been carrying out checking along National Highway 2 and sending back outsiders who do not possess proper documents like Aadhaar or voter card ...

The New Indian Express
He said that if anybody failed to register in the street vendors survey then they can register their names by submitting Aadhaar card, ration card and ...

The Hindu
The accused has been identified as Vijay Atmaram Bansode, an agent who made Aadhaar cards and gazettes. A police officer said, “Suman Hande ...

The New Indian Express
... a network of touts operating in Kolkata and Guwahati, which has been helping Rohingya infiltrators with fake Indian IDs, Aadhaar and PAN cards.

India Today
... the efforts of PM Narendra Modi, Sharma said the NDA government has helped nearly 117 crore people out of 130 crore to obtain Aadhaar cards.

Financial Express
On the fourth anniversary of the BJP-led NDA government today, Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy shot off an array of questions to Prime ...

... rates applicable on debit cards, BHIM, UPI and Aadhaar-enabled payments system of up to Rs2,000 for two years with effect from 1 January 2018.

The Siasat Daily
... organization requested the parents and guardians to submit their applications along with the photographs of their boys and girls and Aadhaar/ration/ ...

The Logical Indian
Much like the Aadhaar controversy that prompted the Supreme Court to declare Right To Privacy as a fundamental right, this move raises online ...

Zee News
... for each session) along with proof of Identity such as Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Passport, Voter ID Card etc. and the printout of e-Admit Card.

The woman also showed her Aadhaar card as proof of her date of birth and the told the magistrate that she is an adult. The woman's statement has ...

Telangana Today
“Even after submitting relevant documents including a photocopy of Aadhaar card, Revenue officials intentionally kept aside pattadar passbook at the ...