Saturday 11 June 2011

Aadhar Project And UIDAI Are Big Troubles

Unique identification (UID) is no more a novel concept for India. With the imposition of unique identification project of India (UID project) or Aadhar project of India upon Indian citizens, this is no more a hidden agenda of Indian government.

On the contrary, Aadhar project has emerged as a publically known endemic e-surveillance project of Indian government. Surprisingly Indian citizens have still not raised their voices against this illegal and unconstitutional project?

The reason for this lack of interest about the vicious Aadhar project is due to the fact that Indian government is smart enough and it has not yet imposed this project upon educated masses of India. Till now Aadhar project has been imposed upon illiterate and docile people belonging to poor population.

These poor people have been given big dreams of effective public distribution and good supply of food and other utilities. What else these deprived category of people need than this dream that would never be fulfilled by Indian government.

The truth is that Indian government and UIDAI are fooling Indian masses. Under the fa├žade of welfare schemes and streamlining of public distribution system lies a hideous trap of endemic e-surveillance and civil liberties violations.

Unfortunately, even the prime minister’s office (PMO) has been a supporting party to the illegal and unconstitutional Aadhar project and UIDAI. Our Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh did not bother to get privacy laws, data security laws, data protection laws, cyber security laws, effective cyber laws, etc enacted before imposing projects like Aadhar, national intelligence grid (Natgrid), CCTNS, central monitoring system (CMS), etc.

Time has come to ask for accountability and civil liberty procedural safeguards against various illegal and unconstitutional projects that have been recently launched by Indian government. Privacy rights issue is already pending before Supreme Court of India. Let us hope that at least Judiciary would bring some order in the otherwise chaosed situation of Indian projects.

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