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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

13665 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 9th June 2018

Indian citizens can now check their Aadhaar update history online, thanks to a new service from the Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI.

The Indian Express
Aadhaar card holders can now obtain their Aadhaar update history online, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced.

Subscriber can update address fed into the Aadhaar card system online through UIDAI's (Unique Identification Authority of India) official website- ...

A group of lawyers associated with the Aadhaar hearings under the aegis of #SaveOurPrivacy has drafted a model Indian Privacy Code, 2018.

Times Now
In case you have not linked your Aadhaar with your PAN yet then follow the simple steps in the article below and complete the process quickly without ...

Times Now
"Pallavi Jadhav was involved in Aadhaar card work at the panchayat office, on the campus of the village school. Vegad came there, abused her with ...

Irumbuthirai seems to be an interesting take on the Aadhaar Card debate and fans are now curious to see how Vishal goes about dealing with this ...

From framing strict cyber laws to ensuring smooth rolling of Aadhaar enrolement, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is playing a ...

Daily News & Analysis
The three airports were chosen under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digi Yatra initiative wherein passengers Aadhaar details could be used for ...

Hindustan Times
Pallaviben Jadav (45), who works at an anganwadi (government-run nursery school), had been entrusted the task of distributing Aadhaar cards, police ...

Business Line
... those who did not have one, because of absence of an identity card, made possible by Aadhaar). And providing very affordable insurance schemes.

The Hans India
He said, the Rythu Bima scheme is purely for farmers and particularly those who have got passbooks and Aadhaar Cards are eligible for this scheme.

The Hans India
She asked them to update in the relevant mobile application the corrections made, first two pages of the pass book, Aadhaar seeding, digital and ...

The Telegraph India
Pallaviben Jadav, 45, who works at an anganwadi centre in Valthera village, had sat on a chair while distributing Aadhaar cards on Wednesday.

Deccan Chronicle
Several others were arrested for obtaining Aadhaar cards, Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) and Indian passport by submitting documents obtained ...

The Hans India
Aadhaar seeding with the details of the beneficiaries was not taken up and the state government has not provided any documents on opening balance ...