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Citizens write to Vice President, Prime Minister regarding Aadhaar Amendments Bill and DNA Bill

Citizens write to Vice President, Prime Minister regarding Aadhaar Amendments Bill and DNA Bill

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Over 260 organisations and concerned citizens across the spectrum of Indian society have written (read the letter) to the Vice President of India, who is also the Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, and the Prime Minister demanding that the Aadhaar Amendments Bill and DNA Bill be subjected to greater scrutiny by sending them to the appropriate Parliamentary committees.

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Of 42 hunger deaths in 2017, 2018, 25 deaths related to Aadhaar issues: RTF

Of 42 hunger deaths in 2017, 2018, 25 deaths related to Aadhaar issues: RTF

News reports of “starvation deaths” have been coming in a steady trickle over the past few years. One particularly tragic episode was that of eleven-year old Santoshi Kumari in Jharkhand. She died one year ago, on 28 September, begging her mother for rice as she slipped into unconsciousness. It was later learnt that her family had lost their ration card because it had not been linked with Aadhaar (in mid-2017, the Jharkhand government mass-cancelled Aadhaar-less rations cards).

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June-July Update

June-July Update

Summer is seeping into the monsoon. Much has happened in the last months. For the poor, Aadhaar and hunger deaths remain connected. The Right to Food Campaign reported on continuing hunger deaths in Jharkhand. Many of those who died faced issues with rations related to Aadhaar. For the middle classes, many have faced difficulty in filing IT returns and difficulty with educational institutions. The proposed National Health Stack might affect us all. We continue waiting for the Supreme Court to deliver its judgment, we bring you some updates.

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