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, July 12, 2018

13764 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 4thJuly 2018

Economic Times
NEW DELHI: The government's flagship scheme to ease air travel experience by going completely paperless at airports has hit the Aadhaar hurdle ...

Days after a vendor in Hyderabad was arrested for allegedly activating SIM cards fraudulently through the eKYC system, UIDAI today said that ...

India Times
The moment somebody opts for signing up on Shaadi.com, the website asks for the person's 12 digit Aadhaar card number. (Let's just hope the ...

Users' Aadhaar numbers were exposed, along with details like their date of birth, when they verified their SIM card, and their JioMoney account MPIN.

The Deputy Director of UIDAI then lodged a complaint alleging that Santosh Kumar was involved in 'illegal Aadhaar linking or eKYC'. Kumar was ...

Nagaland Post
Home Guards and Civil Defence (HG&CD) has introduced Aadhaar enabled biometric attendance system (BAS) at its directorate on Tuesday.

The applicant needs to have a valid Aadhaar number. “The benefit for the taxpayer is they get PAN immediately and free of cost,” said Kuldip Kumar, ...

The PinkCity Post
Jaipur: Regional Transport Offices (RTO) in Rajasthan will link driving licenses with Aadhaar Cards. This will prevent people from applying for licenses ...

Goa com
Ponda: The Aadhaar Card rectification programme is witnessing chaotic scenes in Ponda panchayats as the Aadhaar teams spend only two days in ...

The applicants must ensure that they have an Aadhaar Card or they must apply for one, as it is mandatory for a candidate to bring Aadhaar Card at the ...

Daily News & Analysis
Customer must be having a valid Aadhaar number and valid Permanent Account Number. In case Customer's name as reflected in Aadhaar is ...

The Hindu
He also directed Special Government Pleader T.M. Pappaiah to find out whether his earlier directions to make production of Aadhaar compulsory ...

Financial Express
It is mandatory for a resident taxpayer to link the PAN and Aadhaar number and to mention the Aadhaar No. (or Aadhaar enrolment ID) in the ITR.

Times of India
A WhatsApp message claiming that BMRCL has made Aadhaar mandatory for passengers carrying cameras is doing the rounds, causing confusion ...

Daily Pioneer
The Supreme Court has been hearing the Aadhaar case in the background of its recent judgment on Right to Privacy. The competing interests of Right ...

Times of India
The use of biometrics and linking every ration cardholders' Aadhaar numbers with the civil supplies department is part of the nationwide project to ...

Financial Express
Submit your returns by selecting verification mode as “Aadhaar OTP”. # The OTP will be received by you on your registered mobile number linked with ...

The Hindu
He also said that the government of Tripura would ensure that bank accounts and Aadhaar cards were issued to the families. Reangs are the second ...

The Telegraph India
The agency will have to collect documents such as voter ID cards, Aadhaar cards, power bills and other official papers from the surveyed 91,879 ...

Talking about Airtel Payments Bank that ran into rough weather due to some Aadhaar-related e-KYC issues, Vittal said the role of the bank was to ...

The Hindu
After checking their Aadhaar card and PAN details, we would approve of the loan,” he explained. While addressing the crowd about the outreach ...

Airtel attracted controversy when it was barred by the Unique Identification Authority of India from conducting Aadhaar-based verification of customers ...

The Tribune
The Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) will start the process for e-auction of registration numbers of new series “CH01-BT” on July 10.

Outlook India
New Delhi, Jul 3 Vineet Kumar Singh got his moment in the sun with "Mukkabaaz", which he co-wrote with his sister, and the actor says his ...

Times Now
... or a nationalised bank are compulsory at the time of joining Indian Air Force Academy. Also, Aadhaar Card is mandatory at the time of registration.

Mathrubhumi English
... BC) (v) Birth Certificate (vi) Aadhaar card of the student (vii) Aadhaar card of the Parent/Guardian (viii) Physically/Visually Challenged Certificate (if ...