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Aadhaar Needs To Be Questioned And Resisted

The Indian government has proposed changes the regulations around Aadhaar to allow private entities to conduct Aadhaar-based verification with its permission. On April 20, 2023, the government amended the Aadhaar…

The Rising Surveillance State in India 

The Delhi, Bengaluru, and Varanasi airports have recently begun the ‘DigiYatra’ service. It is a facial recognition technology (FRT)-based passenger boarding system verified by Aadhar details. Recent news also says…

The Aadhaar Fiasco

Our constitution entitles every citizen, of this great democracy, with meticulously detailed rights which forms the broad strokes that enables one to enjoy the nuances of the method of democracy.…

Disabled Left With ‘Nir-Aadhaar’

  A lot has been discussed about 'Aadhar' and its impact on common people. Economists, political and social scientists and many other academicians have elaborately analysed the futility of the…

भूख – गुमनाम अंधेरा

आधार ही क्या अब जीवन का अधार है आधार ही से क्या अब जीवन का संचार है बन्द किवाड़ो के पिछे से सुनाई पड़ती है सिसकती आहें

Impact Of Aadhaar In Welfare Programmes

  Aadhaar, India's ambitious biometric ID project, was portrayed as one that would enhance India's welfare efforts by promoting inclusion and reducing corruption. From being a voluntary ID, it has…

How Aadhaar Undermines The Right To Privacy

Predictably enough, the recent Supreme Court order affirming that privacy is a fundamental right sent Aadhaar’s public-relations machine into damage control mode. After denying the right to privacy for years, the government promptly…

Aadhaar Reminds Of Orwell’s 1984!

(Aadhar, the new ID card which is virtual indexing of the entire population, is reminiscent of George Orwell’s famous novel 1984!) One of the most important aspects of a totalitarian…

Who’s Afraid Of Aadhaar UID?

     Political corruption is a manipulation of policies, institutions and rules of procedure in the allocation of resources and financing by political decision makers, who abuse their position to sustain…

The Truth About Aadhaar’s Biometrics

The opposition to Aadhaar mostly centres on the issues of surveillance and privacy. While these are very important issues, the lofty platform on which Aadhaar stands is supported on the…

Why Surveillance Is A Big Deal!

Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar headed three-judge bench asked, “Surveillance to what. Is it a big deal?” This seemingly innocent question posed on January 5, 2017 merits considered reply. The…

The Case Against Aadhaar

If there is one document that has proliferated in India more than anything else, it is the Aadhaar card. Touted initially as a technological solution to the menace of corruption…

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