August 25, 2017
Govt claims Aadhaar is full proof while critics differ. Source: Kannan Shanmugam/Wikimedia Commons

THE UNIQUE identitification programme, popularly known as Aadhaar, has generated lot of heat due to security and privacy concerns. A larger bench of the Apex Court is still examining whether intrusive aspects of unique identification encroaches upon citizen’s right to privacy. This video tells you about the claims and counterclaims of the system.

There’s no denying the fact that Aadhaar weeds out duplication but is it just about subsidy schemes? The premise of Aadhaar is that it’s put to use as a universal proof of identity by public and private entities. Private schools want parents to furnish the Aadhaar numbers of their children even though there’s no subsidy to be disbursed and no chance of duplication here.

The Union government is also mulling linking mobile numbers with Aadhaar as another measure to curb terrorism. The critics, however, point out the threats of data theft, undue surveillance by the State and exclusion of genuine beneficiaries from the subsidy schemes due to mismatch in biometrics and connectivity issues in rural India.


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