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Citizens write to Election Commission demanding opposition to Aadhaar-Voter ID linking

Citizens write to Election Commission demanding opposition to Aadhaar-Voter ID linking

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

On July 16, the Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission of India (ECI), to consider a plea for an Aadhaar-based voting system, in response to a PIL filed by BJP member Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. The petition “proposes an e-voting system using fingerprint and face biometric” and, for that purpose, linking of Aadhaar number with voter ID. Such a system, the petition claims, will lead to an increase in voting percentage while also preventing bogus or fraudulent voting.

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Rethink Aadhaar Newsletter: July 2019, Vol. I

Rethink Aadhaar Newsletter: July 2019, Vol. I

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

While the government is trying hard to crush every voice against Aadhaar, one person from Mumbai not only fought, but also won against the government's mandatory linking policy. Hear Mr Ramesh Kurhade of Mumbai Port Trust as he shares the story of his unwavering fight against Aadhaar.

A number of concerned citizens and NGOs have come together to felicitate Mr Kurhade in the hope that his experience will give courage to others. The felicitation and his talk will be followed by brief interventions from additional speakers: Dr. Anupam Saraph, Vickram Crishna, Raghu (aka godavar), Vidyut Gore, Elisha Ebenezer, and more.

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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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