UID a security threat to nation, fear activists

Usha, the member of the “Say No to UID Campaign,” said on Friday that UIDAI is silent on the various security and privacy issues, including awarding contracts to the MNCs.

Referring to foodgrains worth Rs 60,000 crore rotting every year, many other activists pointed out that the money being spent on the UID project could have been utilised for improving storage capacity of grains in the country. The programme also poses a danger of illegal migrants managing to obtain a UID number and subsequently a citizenship. They had requested for replacing the UID biometric number system in a central data base by a simple photo ID card with bar code.

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