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 25, 2018

13709 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 23rd June 2018

Economic Times
NEW DELHI: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has said it cannot share Aadhaar biometric data for crime investigations, as proposed ...

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday made it clear that Aadhaar card and its photocopy are compulsory during counselling to medical ...

The Wire
“There is a need for access to Aadhaar data to police for the purpose of investigation. This is essential because 80 to 85% of the criminals every year ...

In most of these cases, the ration or pension was denied due to problems engendered by the mandatory linkage and authentication with Aadhaar.

In at least 11 cases, Aadhaar-related failures directly contributed to starvation. In all the cases, the victims' intake of food drastically reduced due to ...

Economic Times
At this juncture, you will be required to choose how you wish to verify your ITR after filing it, i.e., via Aadhaar or EVC generated by net-banking or ...

Times Now
As per ANI, two pistols, three mobile phones and one fake Aadhaar card were seized from their possession. The Special Task force (STF) was ...

Times of India
In a recent case, an eight-year-old boy's address was traced to a town in Andhra Pradesh with the help of an Aadhaar enrolment centre. A passenger ...

This move is unlikely to go down well with those who oppose Aadhaar on the ground that the collection and dissemination of Aadhaar data leaves ...

Odisha Television Ltd.
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) is all set to launch its own payment Agreegator IRCTC-iPay ...

Economic Times
b) Aadhaar number is another mandatory document which is required while filing your tax returns. Before you start filing your return, your PAN must be ...

The Hindu
The plan here was to use data obtained through the financial inclusion network of the Jan Dhan Yojana, the identity data of Aadhaar, and the ...

Documents required: Users looking to open an SBI Insta Savings Account need to have an Aadhaar with a linked mobile number and a PAN card, ...

Hindustan Times
When she told him that she had already upgraded it and also linked her Aadhaar card, the accused told her that the company had changed the ...

Times of India
... letter pads, 16 mobile phones, 15 cheque books, 12 voter identity cards, 11 Aadhaar cards, 10 PAN cards, seven Paytm cards and Rs 29,200 cash.

The Tribune
The District Football Association (DFA), Ludhiana, will conduct selection trials to select the football team (senior) here at Guru Nanak Stadium on June ...

The Telegraph India
The documents Sivananda Baba possesses to substantiate his claim are a passport and an Aadhaar card that cites his date of birth as August 8, 1896.

Aadhaar law does not allow use of biometric data for crime investigation, says UIDAI: The National Crime Records Bureau chief had suggested the ...