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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

#Press Release #Aadhaar Based Biometric Authentication, #Rajya Sabha, #Supreme Court, #Aadhaar, #Section 57, #Aadhaar Amendments Bill, #Aadhaar Act

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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Rethink Aadhaar campaign update on the UID hearing in the Supreme Court

Rethink Aadhaar campaign update on the UID hearing in the Supreme Court

#aadhaar, #Supreme Court, #campaign, #rethink aadhaar, #privacy

In 2016, some of us came together to formulate a response to the Aadhaar onslaught and attempted to organise resources to challenge Aadhaar. We also worked to raise awareness and developed resources to help others understand - and critique - the project. We thought we would be focused on both “welfare and privacy” - two worlds that did not seem particularly connected until the UID project attacked our rights in both spheres. Some of us loosely began calling for “Rethink Aadhaar” (or “no2UID”).

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Supreme Court Order on Aadhaar: A Blow to Welfare

Supreme Court Order on Aadhaar: A Blow to Welfare

#aadhaar, #Supreme Court, #Constitution Bench, #money bill, #CJI

The Right to Food Campaign is deeply disappointed by the 13 March 2018 Supreme Court order which extends the deadline for Aadhaar linking of facilities such as bank accounts and SIM cards, but permits the continued imposition of Aadhaar on social services and entitlements such as the public distribution system (PDS), the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and social security pensions. This order perpetuates a long-standing double standard, whereby the hardships experienced by privileged classes due to Aadhaar being made mandatory are being addressed while much greater hardships endured by poor people are ignored.

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SC extending Aadhaar linking deadline indefinitely for only banking, mobile leaves most vulnerable with no protection for privacy or basic rights to welfare

SC extending Aadhaar linking deadline indefinitely for only banking, mobile leaves most vulnerable with no protection for privacy or basic rights to welfare

#aadhaar, #Supreme Court, #Constitution Bench, #money bill, #CJI

The Interim Order issued by the Supreme Court today has come as a grave disappointment, given the large scale exclusion and cases of starvation deaths reported due to Aadhaar, the biometrics-linked resident ID, from the poorest districts of the country. 

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Wait till next week before you decide on linking Aadhaar

Wait till next week before you decide on linking Aadhaar

#aadhaar, #Supreme Court, #Aadhaar, #Aadhaar linkage

It has been 849 days since the Indian Supreme Court decided to set up a Constitution Bench to examine if Aadhaar project violates Indian Constitution. Every day that the court delays in deciding on this matter, there are more instances of people suffering because Aadhaar has been made ‘mandatorily voluntary’. Since the matter didn’t get listed in the Supreme Court on its own, there was a mentioning by the lawyers today in morning in the court of the Chief Justice of India.

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