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Narendra Modi taken for a ride on Biometric UID & Yashwant Sinha on NPR, Cash Transfer: Is it collusion or gullibility?

Press Note
Narendra Modi taken for a ride on Biometric UID & Sinha on NPR, Cash Transfer: Is it collusion or gullibility? It was reported on October 6, 20111 that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi wrote to the Prime Minister questioning the need for National Population Register (NPR) by Registrar General of India & Census Commissioner, Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Gujarat stopped collection of biometric data for creation of the NPR. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Modi raised objections over both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which is creating Unique Identification (UID)/Aadhaar Number and Registrar General of India, which is creating the NPR, collecting biometric data. In his letter to Manmohan Singh, Modi wrote, “there is no mention of capturing biometrics in the Citizenship Act or Citizenship Rules 2009”. He added, “In the absence of any provision in the Citizenship Act, 1955, or rules for capturing biometrics, it is difficult to appreciate…

UID and NPR violate security, privacy and subverts constitution, say Justice Puttaswamy & Justice M. Rama Jois, Supreme Court issues notice

Press Release
UID and NPR violate security, privacy and subverts constitution, say Justice Puttaswamy & Justice M. Rama Jois, Supreme Court issues notice
States must withdraw from the MoU signed with questionable UIDAI
Central Govt’s orders akin to ordinance used to bye-pass the legislative power, Justice Puttaswamy
Questionable nature of UID-NPR initiatives merit probe by media
New Delhi December 1, 2012: The Writ Petition (Civil) of Justice K S Puttaswamy, former judge of the Karnataka High Court that was heard on November 30, 2012 before Hon’ble Supreme Court’s bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice J. Chelameswar echoed some of the concerns raised by seventeen eminent citizens like Justice V R Krishna, Justice A P Shah, Prof. Upendra Baxi and the findings of the Parliamentary Standing on Finance in the matter of the implementation of world biggest ever biometric data based identification exercise. The bench issued an order in the case of Justice Puttaswamy (retd) VERS…