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Seeking audit of implementation of UID/Aadhaar/NPR related projects like unified payment infrastructure without any constitutional, legal and historical basis

Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCL) To
Shri Vinod Rai Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India Government of India New Delhi
Date: September 30, 2012
Subject- Seeking audit of implementation of UID/Aadhaar/NPR related projects like unified payment infrastructure without any constitutional, legal and historical basis
Sir, This is with reference to the Statement of Prime Minister’s Office dated September 28, 2012 titled ‘PM sets up the Architecture for Cash Transfers - Thrust to improve targeting & reduce wastage & leakages and increase transparency’ based on UID/Aadhaar is without legal mandate and is against the interest of the citizens. It is unfolding on the basis of an illegitimate subordinate legislation. This is in continuation of previous letters copied to you in this regard. I am writing to as a citizen of India. I had appeared before the Parliamentary Committee (PSC) on Finance on National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 (UID/Aadhaar Bill) to give…

NPR & UID project is not governed by any law

UID Authority started work sans homework, says social activist HEMANTA KUMAR PRADHAN | BHUBANESWAR The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had done no homework before starting its job,” said social activist Dr Usha Ramnathan in her speech in a debate on ‘Is there any necessity of UID’ organised by the Lohia Academy here on Sunday. She said the UID project is not governed by any law. Stating that the National Population Registrar (NPR) which collects bio-metric data is flouting the law and the whole exercise being undertaken in the country is illegal, Ramnathan said NPR is governed by law but it is exceeding what the law envisages. On the other hand, UID is a project which is not governed by any law, she said. UIDAI in its own report said, the people were anxious while giving their fingerprints in the UID camps. Even the people wondered about the reason of taking their fingerprint and in what way it would benefit them, the report added. The Government has imposed a te…

Iran's Supreme Leader's Speech at NAM Summit

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Following is the text of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s inaugural address delivered at the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Tehran on August 30, 2012.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful,

All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the Two Worlds, and may peace and blessings be upon the greatest and trustworthy Messenger and on his pure progeny, his select companions, and all the prophets and divine envoys.

I welcome you honorable guests, the leaders and delegations representing the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement, and all the other participants of this great international summit.

We have gathered here to continue a movement with God’s guidance and assistance and to give it new life and momentum on the basis of the current conditions and needs in the world. The movement was founded almost six decades ago thanks to the intelligence, time awareness, and courage of a few caring and responsible political leaders who were awa…

16th Summit of NAM

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Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi (Centre) addresses the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran on August 30, 2012 along side Dr Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister and Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The 16th Summit of the NAM was held during 26-31 August 2012, in Tehran, under the chairmanship of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

In 1979, following the Islamic Revolution earlier in the same year, the Islamic Republic of Iran joined the NAM. Iran is currently the Chair of NAM.

NAM Members & Observers

NAM Member Countries: (120)

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Cuba
Democratic People's Republic of…

Statement by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at the XVI Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement

Statement by Prime Minister at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit
Aug 30, 2012, Tehran

I congratulate His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on assuming the Chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement. Mr. Chairman, India will extend its full cooperation to Iran as it leads the Movement over the next three years.

I also express my appreciation to Egypt for its stewardship of the Movement since the last Summit, even though Egypt has been in the midst of profound domestic change.

Mr. Chairman, the Non-Aligned Movement, representing the large majority of humankind, has been a powerful force for the promotion of global peace, security and development. Our shared objectives of working together to preserve our strategic space, ensure our social and economic development and strive for a more just and equitable world order remain as true and relevant today as they were in the past.

Mr. Chairman, your chosen theme for our Summit – Lasting Peace through Joint G…