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Constitutional, Legal, Historical & Technological Reasons Against UID//Aadhar Scheme

To

Shri Anant Gangaram Geete
Chairperson & Members
Parliamentary Petitions Committee
New Delhi

Through
Shri Hulasi Ram,
Deputy Secretary
Parliamentary Petitions Committee

Subject-Constitutional, Legal, Historical & Technological Reasons Against UID//Aadhaar Scheme

Sir,

This is to draw your attention towards the structural basis being laid out for future authoritarianism by providing a unique identification (UID) number to all the Indian citizens. It is claimed that this UID “scheme shall ensure that various development deliverables reach the poor and needy in time, shall enable better monitoring and help plug leakages.” This claim of chairperson of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is suspect.

The fact is becoming clearer that UID scheme is a naked declaration of war on civil liberties and natural resources like land. Nanadan Nilekani, chairperson, UIDAI refers to Hernando de Sotto's book 'The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Every…

SCRAP UID/Aadhar Project