Aadhaar

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

Thursday, June 7, 2018

13659 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 8th June 2018



Economic Times
It has launched the beta version of an online facility to obtain one's own Aadhaar Update History which can be downloaded and provided to various ...




Moneycontrol.com
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday introduced the trial version of an online facility to obtain one's Aadhaar update ...






NDTV
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new feature that allows users to obtain their Aadhaar Update History. This can be ...






Moneycontrol.com
Regulator Sebi on Wednesday extended the date for submission of Aadhaar details by those investing in capital markets till a final judgement by the ...






Times of India
New Delhi, Jun 6 () The UIDAI has introduced facility to enable Aadhaar holders to obtain their Aadhaar update history online, which can be ...






Financial Express
New Delhi: Market regulator Sebi today extended the date for submission of Aadhaar details by those investing in capital markets till a final judgement ...






Times of India
E-wallet Oxigen on Tuesday got into hot water when an employee operating its official Twitter handle told irate customers that "Aadhaar is mandatory ...






Firstpost
New Delhi: Regulator SEBI on Wednesday extended the date for submission of Aadhaar details by those investing in capital markets till a final ...






HuffPost India
Bengaluru — India Stack, a privately-owned bouquet of proprietary software applications powering most Aadhaar applications and Prime Minister ...






MediaNama.com
For the time being, mobile wallets will not be allowed to do eKYC of new users with Aadhaar, BloombergQuint reports. This means that wallets like ...






MediaNama.com
Airtel Payments Bank will not be able to use Aadhaar for full e-KYC, according to a list of authorized Authentication User Agencies (AUAs) published ...






Scroll.in
However, scheme documents accessed by Scroll.in show that the state has only asked for the Aadhaar numbers (or enrolment numbers for those who ...






Pune Mirror
Gupta said that if no concrete action is taken within three months, the citizens would surrender their Aadhaar cards at the office of PMRDA. “We are ...






Moneylife
Oxigen Wallet stirred a hornet's nest with its demand that customers', whose money was blocked by it, would need to do an Aadhaar based ...






YourStory.com
Biometrics has been used extensively for making Aadhaar cards in India. It is only after getting your thumb and finger impressions and a scan of your ...






Hindustan Times
“When we fished out the body, we found an Aadhaar card and bus ticket from Delhi to Haldwani. Based on the Aadhaar card, she was identified as ...



Morung Express
Aadhaar project, Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and the proposed New Media Command Room of the Central government are some ...






ETtech.com
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has unveiled an option to download one's own Aadhaar update history. The history can help ...






The Indian Express
Akhilesh backed the state government's proposal for linking voter IDs with Aadhaar. “It is a good thing that there will be one voter list. It is the era of ...





Telangana Today
The application form includes details like farmers name, survey number, Aadhaar number, pattadar passbook number, age proof certificate and ...






Times of India
Abhilash T A, district coordinator for Childline, said last month they came across a case in which the employee produced a duplicate copy of Aadhaar ...






Times of India
Revenue minister R B Udayakumar pointed to multiple factors for large-scale elimination. "Linking of Aadhaar number is one crucial element to bring ...






Outlook India
... channel will also direct customers to seek information on service requests such as updating PAN, mobile number, email id and Aadhaar number.