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

13765 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 7th July 2018

The Aadhaar card-issuing authority -- UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) -- earlier this year announced the introduction of a 16-digit ...

The News Minute
The Railways have announced that it will accept soft copies of Aadhaar and driving licence that are stored in the DigiLocker. In a communication sent ...

Re:locate Magazine
CBDT's latest order said the deadline for the PAN-Aadhaar linking for filing Income Tax returns was being extended after “consideration of the matter”.

Biometric Update
A vendor in Hyderabad has been arrested for fraudulently activating SIM cards through Aadhaar's eKYC system after the activity was identified and ...

If you are travelling by an Indian Railways train, you are now permitted to use your aadhaar card and driving licence saved in Digital Locker as a proof ...

Times of India
HYDERABAD: Three Rohingya Muslims, including a woman, have been arrested at Balapur here for obtaining Aadhaar cards, voter ID cards, PAN ...

The Hindu
Street children living around Mumbai Central are set to get identity cards following the Aadhaar camp held on Wednesday by non-governmental ...

New Delhi: At least 37 people have allegedly been duped on OLX, an online classified site, by fraudsters using leaked soft copies of Aadhaar and ID ...

Times of India
HYDERABAD: Three Rohingyas, who managed to get key identity documents like passport, Aadhaar and PAN cards issued on their names and ...

At least 37 people were allegedly duped on OLX, an online classified site, by fraudsters who used leaked soft copies of Aadhaar and ID cards of CISF ...

New Delhi: Journalists who want a press pass to attend an Amit Shah event in Chennai on 9 July will have to furnish their Aadhaar, voter ID or driver's ...

The Law Commission recommended today that gambling and betting on sports be allowed as regulated activities taxable under the direct and indirect ...

Financial Express
The ID is somewhat similar to Aadhaar – the government ID database used in India which contains information like fingerprints and iris scans on more ...

Matrimonial sites like Shaadi.com are often home to hundreds of fake accounts with photoshopped images and the like. With legions of people looking ...

The Hindu
The Railways have now said that they will accept soft copies of Aadhaar and driving licence in your DigiLocker, a digital storage service operated by ...

Greater Kashmir
Department of Post, J&K Circle on Wednesday opened its first Aadhar Enrollment and Updation Center at Srinagar GPO to facilitate the general public.

The DNA regulation bill will allow law enforcement agencies to collect DNA samples to create “DNA profiles” and “special databanks”. New Delhi: ...

BGR India
A recent report has surfaced online revealing that JioMoney app carries a bug that exposes user data, including Aadhaar number, date of birth and ...

An online report has surfaced recently that claims that Reliance Jio's payments platform, Jio Money, carries a bug that exposes user data, including ...

Inc42 Media
Aadhaar And Driving Licence Copies In 'Issued Documents' Section Of DigiLocker To Be Considered Valid Proof Of Identity For Train Passengers ...

If the government wishes to approve e-pharmacy trade, it should be done through Aadhaar-based biometric authentication for the purpose of ...