Monday, May 2, 2011

The Evil Intentions Of Aadhar Project And UIDAI

Aadhar project of India or UID project of India is the most controversial project of India. It has many weaknesses and fallacies that make it illegal and unconstitutional from the very beginning. Both Aadhar project and unique identification authority of India (UIDAI) are illegal and unconstitutional.

What is ironical is that even the prime minister’s office (PMO) is supporting this unconstitutional project with great disregard to the constitutional aspirations. The truth is that Indian government and UIDAI are fooling Indian citizens regarding the nature and purpose of Aadhar project. The real purpose of Aadhar project is to make it the most offensive and unaccountable tool of e-surveillance in India. Even Nandan Nilekani is wrong regarding the nature, purpose and objective of Aadhar project.

Aadhar project is not supported by any legal framework and it is also not subject to parliamentary oversight. The executive branch has literally hijacked the constitution of India and its requirements and is doing everything without any accountability and transparency.

India has neither a dedicate privacy law nor any authority for data protection. Rumours are spreading that the right to privacy bill 2011 would be formulated and a data protection authority of India would be established under it. However, keeping in mind the past record and e-surveillance hunger of Indian government, this does not seems to be the truth.

According to Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based ICT law firm Perry4Law and leading techno legal expert of India, we have no “Dedicated” Data Protection Law in India. Even India does not have a Data Security Law and Privacy Law. This makes the sensitive information and personal details of Indian Citizens “Highly Vulnerable” to misuse, informs Dalal.

In truth revealing news, the Mysore district authorities have declared that quoting of Aadhar number would be compulsory at various levels in the state government offices in the district. This clearly contradicts the claim of UIDAI that the Aadhar number would be optional. There is no second opinion that in the near future Aadhar number would be made mandatory for all public services.

With constitution of India taken for a ride, it is high time for the PMO and Supreme Court of India to interfere lest civil liberties of India are gone forever. Even citizens must protest against these governmental excesses.