1. Aadhaar “compulsory” weapon of govt to “disempower” people, says Rahul Gandhi

Aadhaar “compulsory” weapon of govt to “disempower” people, says Rahul Gandhi

Concerns have been voiced about the massive data collection process under Aadhaar, which has information about more than a billion Indians, over fears that these could be used for identity theft and surveillance by the government.

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 17, 2018 11:38 PM
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today attacked the NDA government over the Aadhaar scheme, dubbing it as a compulsory weapon to “disempower” citizens. (PTI)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today attacked the NDA government over the Aadhaar scheme, dubbing it as a compulsory weapon to “disempower” citizens. “UPA’s Aadhaar = A voluntary instrument to empower citizens. “NDA’s Aadhaar = A compulsory weapon to disempower citizens,” he tweeted. The Congress government, which introduced Aadhaar, is opposing the government’s stand that it should be compulsory for receiving the benefits of state-sponsored welfare schemes. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the government’s flagship Aadhaar programme and its enabling Act of 2016. Concerns have been voiced about the massive data collection process under Aadhaar, which has information about more than a billion Indians, over fears that these could be used for identity theft and surveillance by the government.

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    farhango
    Jan 18, 2018 at 5:40 am
    Aadhaar should have been introduced long time ago. However the Congress rule of the last 70 years never dealt on policies to take India forward. Nearly all countries of the world from the advanced ones to the less developed ones have already an Aadhaar like system in place or are in the process of introducing and implementing one. God forbid the day the Congress and its communist allies come in power again as India will go back in time.
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