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, June 4, 2018

13636 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 3rd June 2018

Times of India
Pune: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Saturday urged parents to enroll their schoolkids for Aadhaar, sending the Pune district ...

Times of India
COIMBATORE: Despite enrolling for Aadhaar card about five years ago, Vinitha (name changed), a 20-year-old girl with Down syndrome, is yet to get ...

Times of India
MYSURU: In a bid to ensure that there is no leakage in the fertilizer subsidy distribution, the state agriculture department has made Aadhaar ...

India.com News
New Delhi, June 2: Amidst the ongoing debate whether Aadhaar card should be made compulsory or not across the country, the Indian Railways, in a ...

Live Law
It was also argued that in terms of Section 4(3) and 7 of Aadhaar Act, 2016 physical presence of Aadhaar card was sufficient proof of identity and ...

The New Indian Express
Ikram, according to police, obtained passport after submitting Aadhaar card and fake educational certificates. Hyderabad cyber crime police found out ...

Deccan Chronicle
“The marriage was performed based on the Aadhaar card. Her age was shown as 19 in the Aadhaar card,” said a police official who had investigated ...

The News Minute
In a first of its kind implementation, Telangana State Technology Services has developed an Aadhaar based Attendance System, called TSTS ABAS ...

India Today
"If I can slightly criticise India's policy around that, what Aadhaar is facing ... Mohanty said presence of such rules can also help Aadhaar grow much ...

IndianWeb2 (press release) (blog)
Aadhaar-based startup Syntizen won the most innovative Aadhar-based solutions startup. Syntizen Technologies is an Identity Solutions based ...

National Herald
One of the arguments offered by no less than the Attorney General before the Supreme Court was that data is secured in Aadhaar because they lie ...

Times of India
The candidates must carry only the hall ticket along with valid identity proof in original (Aadhaar/e-Aadhaar with validated digital signature/passport) ...

The Hindu
The Revenue officials would provide details of farmers whose accounts are linked to Aadhaar cards and the agriculture extension officers would ...

India Today
... the Bihar Deputy CM claimed "today the country has 121 crore mobile phone connections to which 120 crore Aadhaar numbers and 31 crore Jan ...

Kaplan Herald
While the mobile service providers have reacted to this by making Aadhaar number mandatory to issue a SIM card, the fact that the cops busted a ...

Telangana Today
... including a lecturer, for fraudulently assisting Ikram to get fake certificates, passport, Aadhaar card and other documents on a commission basis.

Eastern Mirror
Enquired about the purpose of their visit and on being asked to produce identify cards, Aadhaar cards etc., he said they didn't possess any 'which ...

India.com News
A valid ID proof , such as Aadhaar card, driving licence, voter ID card etc. must also be carried by the students. Only black and blue ball point pens are ...

The FinExpress
PAN card & Aadhaar card candidate should bring PAN card & Aadhaar card if available, or a candidate should carry a copy of the receipt as a proof of ...