UIDAI Project

Aadhaar outrages

Print edition : April 04, 2014

A woman with her unique ID card given by the Delhi Chief MInister to mark the launch of the Aadhaar scheme as part of the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi in 2011. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Reetika Khera, assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, states in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court that people are not being made aware of the potential misuse of biometric data. Here, she speaks at a national consultation on UID and cash transfer organised by the Right to Food campaign in December 2012. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras

Life without an Aadhaar number is proving to be a nightmare for the poor despite a Supreme Court order against insisting on it for the supply of subsidised foodgrain and even issuing income, caste and other certificates that are vital for their survival.

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