The government seems to either not notice or not care about the many glitches in the Aadhaar system, as it enters more and more parts of our lives.
So far, erratic and anecdotal research has informed the Aadhar debate. As a result, a number of concerns have remained insufficiently analysed.
The court must hear pending cases on Aadhaar urgently, before the government further inhibits people’s rights and liberties under the facade of ’empowerment’.
Why was the Delhi police and not a national investigation agency roped in to probe what may be the first publicly-known misuse of biometrics by an authorised agency?
The government is banking on mainstream acceptance of the biometric authentication system before the next court hearing.
The questions and criticism of the Aadhaar initiative are often generated from an inadequate understanding of the programme, say two UIDAI team members.