Aadhaar

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VARIETY

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Aadhaar, Yevadu, Murder, Telangana

Mutton soup, Aadhaar and identity theft: Murder from Telangana is stranger than fiction

A woman would have got away with murder, but for a twist in the plot.

SCI-TECH

 |   Long-form
Privacy, National ID, UIDAI, Aadhaar

10 things you should know to get your national ID right

A mandatory national ID is a recipe for surveillance and runs the risk of citizens’ data being compromised in one way or the other.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
PDS, Amartya Sen, Jharkhand starvation death, Aadhaar

Linking of Aadhaar to ration cards in Jharkhand is depriving people of the right to food

Experts have for long argued there is enough food to ensure nobody dies of hunger but people are not able to access it.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Mamata Banerjee, Parliament, Aadhaar

Why SC has a problem with Mamata Banerjee government’s petition on Aadhaar

While the state cannot override a central law passed by Parliament, an individual can challenge it in court of law.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Food Security Act, Biometric, PDS, Aadhaar

Why linking Aadhaar to PDS threatens to disrupt food security: Jean Drèze

[Book extract] The pressure to impose compulsory biometric authentication in the PDS deprives many of their food entitlements.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Ration cards, Aadhaar, PDS, Jharkhand

Aadhaar-linked PDS: Jharkhand girl's death has become a shameful theatre of blame-games

Those saying it had nothing to do with the family’s non-UID linked ration card being cut off from the PDS are deluded.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
UIDAI, Welfare schemes, Jharkhand, Aadhaar

Jharkhand girl starving to death shows ‘Aadhaar savings’ built on gross exclusions

The poor and vulnerable are dismissed as ‘ghosts’ and ‘frauds’ while authentication errors lead to many going hungry.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Supreme Court, Constitution, Privacy, Aadhaar

How we got around to talk about privacy

The concept of privacy will have to yield with concepts such as national interest, state interest, public interest and private interests.