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The identity crisis

| Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on March 31, 2017

Aadhaar

With a billion-strong database, Aadhaar has become a solution as well as a problem. Project pioneer Nandan Nilekani considers it a near-perfect system. But the implementation flaws and surveillance fears have earned it as many critics as champions

The Aadhaar of all things

From a severely critical stand against Aadhaar in 2014, the Modi-led BJP in power has made a sharp U-turn to bulldoze its way into having every Indian scanned, tagged and labelled. A timeline of the country’s chequered date with the unique identification project

Dynamics behind the database project

Beginning with its passage as a Money Bill, much around the Aadhaar is couched in misinformation and violation

Feeding insecurities

Aadhaar does more damage than good in welfare programmes

It's the technology, stupid

Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure

“Demonising of Aadhaar is irresponsible”

Nandan Nilekani, former UIDAI chief, emphasises that the system has backups to ensure that beneficiaries are not denied their rights

Published on March 31, 2017
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