He spoke about lack of feasibility study before implementing Aadhaar, scope for misuse of the Aadhaar biometric data, the growing surveillance state where Aadhaar can be used to surveil, track and silence ordinary citizens, and the Central Monitoring System (CMS), the mass surveillance tool being used to surveil Internet, phone, electronic data.
Hundreds of people standing in the queues since 5 and 6 am spoke of the costs and harassment they face in enrolling for and updating Aadhaar or else they are cut from existing services.
For such serious gaps, UIDAI has left citizens at the mercy of its call center services, one of the activists alleged.
It is coercive, exclusionary, and a careless experiment by the Government of India on citizens’ fundamental rights.” 1) Government should stop mandatory use of Aadhaar and withdraw notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for any government benefits, subsidy, or services, including forcing this on children’s welfare and education schemes.
They lost the sense of sagacious judgement.