HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN NEGLECTED AND BLATANTLY VIOLATED ALL OVER THE WORLD. THESE HUMAN RIGHTS (HR) AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (FR) HAVE NOW TAKEN AN ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT SHAPE IN THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) DRIVEN WORLD. THE NATIONS ARE INCREASINGLY BECOMING “POLICE STATES” AND “ENDEMIC SURVEILLANCE SOCIETIES”. THE VICES OF ILLEGAL E-SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY VIOLATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, ETC ARE BECOMING COMMON AND WIDELY SPREAD ALL OVER THE WORLD. THIS PLATFORM IS TRYING TO PROVIDE “TECHNO-LEGAL REMEDIES” TO NETIZENS SO THAT THEY MAY PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE “OVER ZEALOUS AND OVER CAUTIOUS STATE ACTIONS” THAT ARE BY THEIR VERY NATURE ILLEGAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND INHUMAN.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

UID Project Of India Is Still Violating Civil Liberties Of Indians

Indian projects are characterised by lots of noises with no results and outputs. If this is not enough they also bring there own share of civil liberty violations teasing and making the constitutional guarantees just legal jargon. There is no sense of empty constitutional safeguards if they cannot be enforced. India is presently in full swing to ride upon and ignore constitutional rights like right to privacy.

Aadhar project of India/UID project of India has been imposed upon citizens of India by direct as well as indirect calculations and strategies. So far there is neither a legal sanctity nor a requirement based justification for hushing up Aadhar project. In fact, there cannot be any way Aadhar can be proceeded with unless there is a constitutionally sound law supporting the same.

The UIDAI realising the gravity of the situation just declared that it would come up with the concerned law. This was intended to silent the critics of Aadhar project. The fact is that till now Aadhar project is illegal and unconstitutional and the government of India is spending upon a project that is going to fail in the near future.

There is no performance appraisal, no feasibility report, no planning and coordination and still the government is willing to impose Aadhar upon Indians. By clubbing it with other projects like national intelligence grid (Natgrid), Population Census, CCTNS, etc the government has shown the real purpose and intention of the Aadhar project.

Aadhar project is nothing but a fa├žade to hide the unconstitutional acts of Indian government and its agencies. Unfortunately, even the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India have also failed to take a suo-motu action against this patently unconstitutional act of Indian government.

In these circumstances, it is not the right thing to give your crucial biometric details and make your privacy more vulnerable. It is better to protest against the Aadhar project right now than subsequently feeling sorry about the same.