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

13667 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 11th June 2018

Times of India
Aurangabad: City police have booked a Waluj-based Aadhaar enrolment officer on charges of cheating and forgery. It became clear that he illegally ...

HuffPost India
The Aadhaar is supposedly tamper proof, but Indians have long been able to find a way around the rules, and the latest from Maharashtra is that an ...

United News of India
He said for the past few months, Bank managements in of the Banks have been trying to coerce the employees to undertake issuance of Aadhaar ...

Times Now
With linking of Aadhaar with PAN becoming mandatory, if you have any mismatch in PAN details and Aadhaar details, it won't be possible to link those ...

Deccan Herald
You need not trouble yourself by getting into the process of linking your Aadhaar with mobile number or obtaining net banking credentials etc.

Times of India
BENGALURU: There is an ill-kept secret in the teenage world: That fake identity Aadhaar and college ID cards — their licence to pubs and bars — are ...

Times of India
The government has also developed one of the world's most ambitious biometric identity systems- Aadhaar, which assigned unique 12-digit numbers ...

The Business Times
The government has also developed one of the world's most ambitious biometric identity systems, called Aadhaar, which assigned unique 12-digit ...

The Hindu
Customers can order a system on the portal by paying online. Buyers are required to validate Aadhaar details to avail of subsidy which will be credited ...

Times of India
"If at all any one of them (Rohingyas) has by any dubious means managed to obtained Aadhaar or a voter identity card that would not be valid and ...

The Telegraph India
In Gurgaon, a hospital reportedly denied treatment to an expectant mother because she did not possess an Aadhaar card. Exclusion also works in ...

The Hans India
... submit their application along with two photographs and photocopy of their Aadhaar Card at the MLA's residence. For details contact: 9666871931.

2) Aadhaar card. 3) All bank statements. 4) Form 16 issued by your employer. 5) Copy of your last year's ITR. 6) Proof of investments for deductions ...

Times of India
Noida: An 18-year-old youth was arrested after a chase on Sunday for allegedly killing a Class XII dropout during an attempt to snatch his scooter ...

The Hindu
A case in point is Aadhaar/identity data which has seen exponential growth (post identification in e-KYC). Taking the Aadhaar case further, its API has ...

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Aadhaar Cards of more than 129 persons were made or corrected on the spot. More than 300 persons were enrolled for new voter ...

Daily News & Analysis
... Digital India initiative, functions as a single access point for delivery of services electronically, including passport and Aadhaar enrollment.

The Telegraph India
An Aadhaar card issued by the UIDAI has been recovered from his possession. However, the police are suspecting that he might be a Bangladeshi ...

Daily Pioneer
... the sugar and tea leaves will be distributed at subsidized rates at as many as 16,738 fair price shops after linking all the beneficiaries with Aadhaar.

This development comes as TRAI works out its Aadhaar login-based WiFi hotspot architecture. WiFi hotspots are highly regulated in India since ...

The Tribune
Now, residents will not have to go to the MC office to pay sewerage and water bills as the Municipal Corporation of Bathinda (MCB) has started the ...