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Freedom in peril

Print edition : April 15, 2016

At an Aadhaar enrolment centre in Bangalore, a 2013 photograph. Biometric authentication of individuals has been shown to have high error rates. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The positioning of the Aadhaar Bill as welfare-oriented is a ploy to mask the real intentions behind it. Photo: Vijay Kumar Joshi /PTI

The government’s passage of the Aadhaar Bill in complete disregard of even basic parliamentary procedures and in subversion of an ongoing judicial process puts at risk a number of constitutional rights and liberties of citizens. The benefits cited are just ploys to realise a neoliberal dream.
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