Category Archives: Aadhaar

139AA might remain as the Trojan horse in the Aadhaar challenge

Why 139AA holds the key to the ultimate fate of Aadhaar. Continue reading

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Aadhaar: Law vs. Intent

It is possible to break down the Aadhaar case into a set of legally verifiable questions, thereby lending some much-needed predictability to the course of the proceedings. The biggest evidence at hand is the Aadhaar Act itself, because it puts down in writing what was earlier in the realm of apprehension. Continue reading

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RTI: Update of biometric information

RTI to get clarity on the process for update of biometric information. Continue reading

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Aadhaar And The Identity Conundrum

At the core of all the lofty goals that are sought to be achieved through Aadhaar lies the linchpin of its success as an identity system. This post lists out the key features that we should look for in an “identity proof” and analyses how Aadhaar stacks up against each of these. Continue reading

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Letter to Supreme Court (Architectural inconsistencies of UID/Aadhaar)

This letter was posted on 24/Apr/2017 to the Chief Justice of India and to justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, in the context of the ongoing petitions challenging Aadhaar linkage to PAN/ITR. Continue reading

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RTI: Low-down on Aadhaar enrolments (specifically about biometrics)

RTI to understand the state of biometrics collected at Aadhaar enrolment. Continue reading

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The truth about Aadhaar’s biometrics

A discussion on why biometric identity is fraught with risks. Continue reading

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