It hurts to speak of Neelabh Mishra in the past tense. This is not just because he was a very dear friend, co traveller and mentor to many social movement actors. He was of course all that. But more than anything else, it is because he personified a sense of time and space in which there are no permanent discontinuities.
Aadhaar Act is a black act, it declares an open war against citizens’ rights & their sensitive information. Centre, several States & Banks violating Supreme Court’s order on biometric UID/Aadhaar likely to face music
At paragraph 118 of his Budget Speech, Arun Jaitely, Finance Minister, said, “Aadhaar has provided an identity to every Indian. Aadhar has eased delivery of so many public services to our people. Every enterprise, major or small, also needs a unique ID. The Government will evolve a Scheme to assign every individual enterprise in India a unique ID.” There are three claims made in these four sentences. They do not present a factual picture.
Claim No.1: Aadhaar has provided an identity to every Indian
Everyone knows that Indians are sensitive about their religion. Before the elections they are very particular about doing such actions which they think will result in favorable verdict. This analysis is proved authentic by Rahul Gandhi saying openly that not only he respects old traditions but he intends to go further and show respect by making his programme based on these traditions.
Note: Despite the legal recognition about the rights of challenged or disabled people, and the legal provision requiring making provisions for their easy movement in public places, creating special facilities for their welfare and so on, mainstream society continues to respond insensitively to them. We are carrying a letter written by Prof.