Unconstitutional Identification Authority Of India

No time in the history of India, the civil liberties and human rights of Indians were at such a great stake. Illegal and unconstitutional projects like Aadhar project of India/UID project of India, Natgrid, CCTNS, etc have crossed all the constitutional limits and Indian citizens and Indian courts are just moot spectators.

The suo motu powers of Indian constitutional courts has all of sudden vanished and the courts are not finding anything wrong in allowing projects that have no legal framework and parliamentary scrutiny to back them up.

Take the case of the most dangerous of all these projects named as Aadhar project. It is headed by Nandan Nilekani as the head of unique identification authority of India (UIDAI).

However, it would be more appropriate to call the Aadhar project as Niraadhar (without any base) and UIDAI as “unconstitutional identification authority of India”. To start with, Indian citizens must say a firm and absolute “No” to the Aadhar project and giving away biometric details.

India does not have any dedicated data protection and privacy law. Even our basic telephone numbers are freely available to telemarketing companies. By making available all our personal details along with biometric information, we are heading towards a big trouble.

It is high time to go for a “mass boycott” of Aadhar project and force the Indian government to enact suitable privacy and data protection laws before any such project must be proceeded with.