1. Aadhaar card for demon king Raavan? No, says UIDAI on Twitter; reason is awesome

Aadhaar card for demon king Raavan? No, says UIDAI on Twitter; reason is awesome

While the entire country was busy celebrating Dussehra on Saturday, a unique and hilarious incident took place on Twitter. After posting a Happy Dussehra tweet, UIDAI was asked about Aadhaar card for demon king Raavan.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 1, 2017 4:47 PM
UIDAI, UIDAI raavan tweet, UIDAI tweet on raavan, UIDAI raavan viral tweet, raavan aadhaar card, aadhaar card of raavan, india news, latest news While the entire country was busy celebrating Dussehra on Saturday, a unique and hilarious incident took place on Twitter. (Source: PTI)

While the entire country was busy celebrating Dussehra on Saturday, a unique and hilarious incident took place on Twitter. After posting a Happy Dussehra tweet, UIDAI was asked about Aadhaar card for demon king Raavan. Undaunted, the UIDAI clearly said that Raavan is not eligible for an Aadhar card. Surprised? Well, this is exactly what happened! The official Twitter handle of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) which is the statutory authority charged with issuing the 12-digit Aadhaar number, shared a graphic showing 10 crossbows of “good governance” aimed at Raavan’s multiple heads.

“A time when the world sees the power of good governance. Let us continue this true spirit with Aadhaar… #HappyDussehra,” the tweet by UIDAI read. Even though the tweet was meant to be a positive one, it received one sarcastic reply. A Twitter user, who goes by the name of #DestroytheAadhaar asked how many Aadhaar cards a Raavan will have to get since he has 10 faces? “Sir how many Aadhaar can Ravan get? 10 faces * 10 iris pairs = 100 at least?” he posted.

On some other day, some other government body might have not even noticed this tweet but UIDAI, with a straight face, gave a stunning reply. “Not a resident of India. Not eligible to enroll for Aadhaar,” the tweet read. Here is the full conversation:

This response from UIDAI left Twitterati in splits, with the tweet gaining 4,500 retweets and 5,600 likes, at the time of writing. The wit did not end here as another user while praising the earlier tweet said, “the social media in charge of Aadhaar needs to be given a raise”. To this, the UIDAI concurred saying “agreed”.

  1. R
    Reader
    Oct 7, 2017 at 11:15 pm
    A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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    1. V
      VIJAY
      Oct 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm
      AADHAR CARD HAS BEEN MADE COMPULSORY FOR EVERY ONE AND FOR DOING ANY THING, THEN HOW RAVANA CAN DIE IN INDIA WITHOUT HAVING AADHAR CARD?? MODI AND AMIT SHAH WILL NOT LET RAVANA DIE UNLESS AND UNTIL RAVANA GET HIMSELF ENROLLED WITH UID FOR GETTING AADHAR CARD.
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      1. R
        Reader
        Oct 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm
        A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. A centralized and interlinked database can lead to commercial abuse. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, biometrics can be faked. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. You can change your password if it is compromised. But if someone gets a copy of your biometric data, which can be used for authentication, what would you do?
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        1. R
          Reader
          Oct 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm
          UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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          1. R
            Reader
            Oct 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm
            The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has no biometric details, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government does not collect the biometric details of its own citizens for issuing Social Security Number.
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            1. Tushar Kanta
              Oct 1, 2017 at 9:21 pm
              They keep biometrics. Whenever someone is caught, they just run their biometrics against the system and viola..
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              1. R
                Reader
                Oct 2, 2017 at 7:58 am
                The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who visit the US. So for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number, the US government does not collect the fingerprints of its own citizens. Hope you understand it.
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                kiran
                Oct 2, 2017 at 1:10 pm
                India is welfare driven state. so comparing with US is useless.of course there is a problem of security breach which we can overcome. sometimes it seems hypocritical because we give more sensitive information like bank account details to corporates which we think are more secured than government.
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