Indians Must Block And Destroy Biometric And Delink Aadhaar Opines Praveen Dalal

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    Aadhaar is an Orwellian project that is unconstitutional and deserves to be scrapped. But Supreme Court has been dragging its feet and giving unreasonable time to Indian government to force Aadhaar upon maximum number of Indians.

    This is despite the fact that Aadhaar has already created serious constitutional, civil liberties and cyber security problems in India. Indian government and Supreme Court are not interested in rescuing Indians from this precarious situation. Clearly India is heading towards dystopian and totalitarian state and something has to be done right now to counter this position.

    We have suggested few strategies to Indians so that they can escape from being digital slaves forever. These include:

    (a) Blocking of your biometric at UIDAI website and never using Aadhaar again for KYC or EKYC purposes in future,

    (b) Delinking of Aadhaar from all services, whether government or private, where you have seeded the Aadhaar, and

    (c) Asking the UIDAI and Supreme Court to delete your biometric database from UIDAI registry and any and all other places where your biometric have been stored.

    According to Praveen Dalal, it is pertinent that you must go for biometric blocking and Aadhaar delinking together and not in isolation. Neither blocking of biometric nor delinking of Aadhaar from all services without blocking of the biometric is sufficient in itself.

    Once the biometric have been blocked and Aadhaar is delinked from all government and private services, ask UIDAI, Indian government and Supreme Court to destroy your biometric to prevent any future misuse of the same.

    Cyber security of Aadhaar and its biometric database is very poor by design and implementation. It is better to safeguard you interests, including your civil liberties, than being sorry in future. So start blocking your biometric at UIDAI, delink Aadhaar from all services and demand for destruction of biometric from all places.

    The Constitution of India and your Fundamental Rights empower you to take all these actions. Neither Indian government nor Supreme Court of India can restrict you from doing above mentioned three activities of blocking, delinking and destruction of biometric database of Aadhaar.

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