Aaadhaar is being made mandatory for almost all programmes of the government, Banks and other operations. As ‘Peoples Democracy’ has rightly pointed out “The Aadhaar has become another instrument of oppression in the hands of an authoritarian government and will facilitate state surveillance on citizens violating their privacy and fundamental rights.”

The recent exposure by ‘Tribune’ that aadhaar data of people can be accessed by others and misused has exposed the assurance of government and UIDAI that the information can not be accessed and is safe. Even earlier it was known that the American companies who were party to the preparation of the software had full access to the data. Now any crook and hacker can have access!

The best way for the government is to immediately stop making Aadhaar mandatory for all purposes. Accept the mistake and withdraw from the foolish venture.